Systems: Economic, Social, Political/ Civic



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Kindergarten Social Studies ACPS Curriculum Overview

Systems: Economic, Social, Political/ Civic

Conflict

&

Cooperation



Innovation

&

Change



Patterns

&

Relationships



Choice

&

Consequence



Principles of Citizenship


Sample Unit Organization

  1. Being a Citizen: Our Class; Our Country

  2. Living in Our Community: Resources, Responsibilities, and Choices

  3. Celebrating the Past and the Present



Concepts

ACPS Concepts with Essential Standards for Grades PK-2




  1. Conflict & Cooperation

Recognize examples of cooperation and conflict


  1. Innovation & Change

Recognize that innovations cause change


  1. Choice & Consequence

Understand that the choices people make have consequences


  1. Patterns & Relationships

Recognize patterns such as similarities and differences and relationships such as the influence of the past on the present


  1. Systems: Economic, Social, Geographic, & Political/Civic

Economic: Recognize that people make choices about their jobs, resources, and money in order to meet their needs and wants
Social: Understand that a group or country’s guiding principles are reflected in commonly used symbols and individuals whose contributions are seen as significant
Geographic: Understand that the location of people, places and things can be described using commonly accepted systems and conventions. Understand that people adapt to their environment in different ways in order to survive
Political: Understand that citizens take responsibility for their own actions as a member of a community


Habits of Mind:

ACPS History and Social Science Processes with Essential Standards for Grades PK-2

Historical Method/ Investigation & Inquiry:

1. Historical Thinking & Research



Identify similarities and differences between people, events, or places
2. Multiple Perspectives

Recognize important people from various time periods in history and their contributions
3. Sources & Historic Record

Recognize that multiple sources can be used to gather information on a topic

Communication Skills:

1. Using Visual Sources: Charts, Graphs, Photos, Maps & Art



Recognize that information can be gained from a variety of sources
2. Analytical Writing

Label visual content and write multiple sentences to describe a topic. Be able to convey understanding of a topic through writing and labeling.
3. Critical Reading

Reconstruct or summarize the literal meaning of a historical passage describing an event or person
4. Public Speaking and Presenting

Participate in a class or small group discussion on a topic


Unit One: Being a Citizen: Our Class; Our Country
ACPS Essential Concepts:

Conflict & Cooperation

Recognize examples of cooperation and conflict
Choice & Consequence

Understand that the choices people make have consequences

VA Standards of Learning

K.8 The student will demonstrate that being a good citizen involves


  1. taking turns and sharing;

  2. taking responsibility for certain classroom chores;

  3. taking care of personal belongings and respecting what belongs to others;

  4. following rules and understanding the consequence of breaking rules;

  5. practicing honesty, self-control, and kindness to others.

K.9 The student will recognize the American flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and that the President is the leader of the United States.


Unit Two: Living in Our Community: Resources, Responsibilities, and Choices

ACPS Essential Concepts

Innovation & Change



Recognize that innovations cause change
Choice & Consequence

Understand that the choices people make have consequences
Patterns & Relationships

Recognize patterns such as similarities and differences and relationships such as the influence of the past on the present
Economic Systems: Recognize that people make choices about their jobs, resources, and money in order to meet their needs and wants
Geographic Systems: Understand that the location of people, places and things can be described using commonly accepted systems and conventions. Understand that people adapt to their environment in different ways in order to survive




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