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SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2016-2017 Kindergarten Social Studies CURRICULUM PACING CHART

Pacing: 45 days Pacing: 43 days Pacing: 48 days Pacing: 44 days


1st 9 weeks 2nd 9 weeks 3rd 9 weeks 4th 9 weeks
20 days- (with ongoing 8 days- 10 days- 10 days-
reinforcement) K.1 a, b, c, j K.1 a, b, c, d, e, f, g, j K.1 a, b, c, e, j
K.1 f, h, i, j K.5 a,c Simple maps and K.2 a, b History describes K.5 c, d, e Simple maps and globes
K.10a-g Being a good citizen globes. events and people K.6 Awareness of maps and globes.
K.6 a,b,c Develop an awareness
12 days- (with ongoing maps and globes. 10 days- 5 days-
reinforcement) K.1 a, b, c, e, g, h, j K.1 a, d, e, f, g, j
K.1 a, h, j 10 days- K.11 b, d President and George K.8 Work that people do with the
K.11a,b,c American flag, Pledge of K. 1 a, b, c, e, f, g, j Washington Day (Presidents Day). name of those jobs.
Allegiance; president of the U.S. K.3 Sequence events in the past and K.5 b Use simple maps and globes
present 4 days-
9 days- K.11 d Thanksgiving Day 10 days- K.1 a, c, e, j
K.1 e, j K.1 a, d, e, f, g, h, j K.11 d Independence Day (Fourth of
K.4 Positional words. 8 days- K.7 Location, climate, and physical July)
K.1 f, h, j surroundings of a community
4 days- K.9a,b Choices/Wants; Earning 5 days-
Assessments (To be determined by money 5 days- K.1 f, h, i, j
classroom teachers when to assess) K.1 f, h ,i , j K.10 a, b, c, d, e , f, g Good
8 days- K.10 a, c, d, f, g Demonstrate Good citizenship.
K.1 a, c, e, j Citizenship
K.11 d Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 15 days-
7 days- K.1 a-j Review content as needed
4 days- K.1 a-j Review content as needed
K.1 f, h, i, j 5 days-
K.10 e, g, Good Citizenship 6 days- Assessments (To be determined by
Assessments (To be determined by classroom teachers when to assess)
5 days- classroom teachers when to assess)
Assessments (To be determined by
classroom teachers when to assess)
SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:a viewingartifactsandprimaryandsecondarysourcestodevelopanunderstandingofhistory
Resources,
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto Activities
andExtensions
Viewartwork,suchasamuralorstatuefromthelocalcommunity. Suggestedread
Viewingincludesmakingobservationsand
Viewmapsofthelocalcommunity. alouds:
askingquestions.
Viewphotographsofthelocalcommunityjobsfromthepastandpresent. TheJollyPostmanor
Anartifactisanobjectortoolsthatreveals ViewphotographsofanAmericanflagfromlongago. OtherPeoplesLetters
thepast. Havethestudentslisten/talktocitizensfromthelocalcommunityaboutlife byJanet&Allan
inthepast. Ahlberg
Aprimarysourceisanartifactdocument,
ReadaloudTheJollyPostman.Discussthatpostcardsareprimarysources.
image,orothersourceofinformationthat
ViewpostcardsofSpotsylvaniafromthepastandpresenttoseechanges Key
wascreatedatthetimeunderstudy.
overtime.
Asecondarysourceisadocument,image,or
Vocabulary:
othersourceofinformationthatrelatesor artifact
discussesinformationoriginallypresented question
elsewhere. observation


K.2ab
Suggested K.5ab,d
Standardsof K.6ac
LearningContent K.7
Strands K.8
K.11a,c,d

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SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten


Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:b usingbasicmapskillstosupportanunderstandingofthecommunity
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
BrainPopJr.
Mapshelpdevelopanawarenessof Makesimpleobservationsandaskquestionsaboutwhereplacesarelocated
Suggestedreadalouds:
whereplacesarelocatedinthe inthecommunity.
AMapofMyHousebyKatherine
community.
Useamap(digital/electronic)orglobetodemonstratethelocation Scrape(BenchmarkLiteracy)
Usingamapinvolvesmaking ofplacesreferencedinstoriesandreallifesituations. WhereAreWebyMichelleSchaub
observationsandconnections,asking Createasimplemapoftheclassroom,playgroundorneighborhood. (BenchmarkLiteracy)
questionsandreflecting. Explainhowcolorsareusedtoshowlandandwaterfeatureson KeyVocabulary:
mapsandglobes.
Compareapastandpresentmapofthelocalcommunity. map
globe
land
water
past
present


Suggested
K.2ab
Standardsof K.3
Learning K.5bd
Content
Strands
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Assessment(s):







SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
gatheringandclassifyinginformation,sequencingevents,andseparatingfactfromfictiontoimproveunderstandingofthe
Strand:c
community
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
Listentocommunitymembersdiscussevents,storiesandlegendsto Suggestedreadalouds:
Gatheringinformationinvolvesusinga
learnaboutthecommunity. JobsinaCommunity byCynthia
varietyofresources.
Sequenceeventsfromthepastthatshowhowthecommunityhas Swain(BenchmarkLiteracy)
Classifyinginformationinvolves changedovertime.
groupinglikeinformation. Createatimelinewithfiveeventsfromastudentsorcommunity
memberslife.
Sequencingeventsinvolvesplacing
Createalistofstatementsaboutthecommunity.Sortthem
KeyVocabulary:
eventsinchronologicalorder. sequencing
accordingtowhichonescanbeprovenwithevidenceandwhich
Sequencingfactfromfictioninvolves onescannot. classify
determiningwhetherornotinformation fact
gatheredcanbeprovenwithevidence.
fiction

Suggested
Standardsof K.2ab
K.3
Learning K.11d
Content
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



Suggested
(EnglishK.9andK.10)Thestudentwilldemonstratecomprehensionoffictional
Assessment(s): textsandnonfictionaltexts.












SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:d askingappropriatequestionstosolveaproblem
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
Createasimplesurveyorquestionnairetogainadeeperunderstand Suggestedreadalouds:
Askingavarietyofquestionstakes
ofthelocalcommunity. Questions,QuestionsbyMarcus
learningfurtheranddeepensour
Askavarietyofquestionsofadultsinthecommunityaboutanissue Pfister
understanding.
withinthecommunity. ThisIsNotMyHatbyJonKlassen
Createaclassstoryproposingsolutionstoaproblem.
KeyVocabulary:
questions


Suggested K.2b
Standardsof K.7
K.8
Learning
Content
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



Suggested
(EnglishK.3h)Begintoaskhowandwhyquestions.
Assessment(s):













SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:e comparingandcontrastingpeople,places,orevents
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
Suggestedreadalouds:
Comparingandcontrasting,examine Discusshowcommunityhelpersarealikeanddifferentintheservicesthey
ChildrenPastandPresentby
similaritiesanddifferencesamong provide.
MatthewFrank
people,placesorevents.
Usepositionalwordssuchasnear/far,above/below,left/rightandbehind/in NowandBenbyGeneBarretta
Communitieshavedifferentphysicaland frontoftodescribehowplacesarealikeanddifferent.
culturalcharacteristics.
Comparemapsandimagesofthelocalcommunityfromthepastandpresent. KeyVocabulary:
CreateaclassVenndiagramtocomparehowholidaysarecelebrated. compare
contrast
similar
different


K.2ab
Suggested K.3
Standardsof K.4
Learning K.5b,e
Content K.7
K.8
Strands K.11

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Assessment(s):









SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:f recognizingdirectcauseandeffectrelationships
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
Useinformationhowthelocation,climateandphysical Suggestedreadalouds:
Acauseandeffectrelationshipisa
surroundingsofthecommunityhaveaffectedthewaypeoplemeet IfYouGiveaMouseaCookieby
relationshipinwithoneevent(thecause)
basicwants(suchasthefoodstheyeat,theclothingthewear,and LauraNumeroff
makesanothereventhappen(theeffect).
thekindsofhousestheybuild)inthepastandpresent. PetetheCat:ILoveMyWhite
Causeandeffectrelationshipscanbe Discusstheeffectsoffollowingorbreakingaclassroomrule. ShoesbyEricLitwin
observedintheclassroom,schooland Drawpicturestoshowtheeffectsofhelpingothers.
community.
KeyVocabulary:
cause
effect



Suggested K.2ab
K.3
Standardsof K.7
Learning K.8
Content K.9ab
Strands K.10df

CrossCurricularConnection



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SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:g makingconnectionsbetweenpastandpresent
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
Readstoriesaboutthecommunityinthepast. Suggestedreadalouds:
Everydaylifeinourcommunitytodayis
Showimagesofpastfoods,clothingandhousesandmake ChildrenPastandPresentby
differentfromeverydaylifelongago.
connectionstofoods,clothingandhousestoday. MatthewFrank(Benchmark
People,events,anddevelopmenthave Discusshowcommunityjobshavechangedovertime. Literacy)
broughtchangestothecommunity. Usemapsfromthepastandpresenttoshowhowthecommunity
boundarieshavechangedovertime.

Usemapsorimagesfromthepastandpresenttoshowhowmaps
KeyVocabulary:
havechangedovertime. longago
past
present


Suggested
K.2ab
Standardsof K.5b
Learning K.7
Content K.8
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



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Assessment(s):












SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:h usingadecisionmakingmodeltomakeinformeddecisions
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
Suggestedreadalouds:
Choicesinvolvegettingmoreofone Useadecisionmakingmodeltodiscussthebenefitsandcostsofthe
TheLittleRedHenbyPaul
thingbygivingupsomethingelse. followingactivities:
Galdone
Alldecisionsinvolvebenefits Awaytoimprovetheclassroom,school,orcommunity
(advantages)andcost(disadvantages). Buyingatoy
Choosingasnack
Acostiswhatyougiveupwhenyou
Workinginagroup
KeyVocabulary:
decidetodosomething. advantages
Competingaclassroomjob
Abenefitiswhatsatisfieswants.
SampleDecisionMakingModel
disadvantages
wants

choices
Decisiontobemade: benefits
costs
Cost(Disadvantages) Benefits(Advantages)



Suggested
Standardsof K.7
K.9
Learning K.10ag
Content K.11c
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



Suggested

Assessment(s):




SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:i practicinggoodcitizenshipskillswhilecollaborating,compromising,andparticipatinginclassroomactivities
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
Identifytheimportanceofclassroomchoresanddetermineawayto
Theclassroomprovidesopportunitiesfor
distributeresponsibilitiesfairly.
studentstodevelopthequalitiesofgood
Workingroupstochoosebetweenseveralfruitsforsnackchoices
citizen.
todemonstratehowpeoplemustchoose.
Taketurnswhileplayingamatchinggametodetermineeventsthat
arerealandmakebelieve.
Createaclassroomorschoolmaphavingeachstudentdrawa
KeyVocabulary:
locationonthemap. participate
citizenship
citizen


Suggested
Standardsof K.5
K.10ag
Learning
Content
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



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Assessment(s):












SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldemonstrateskillsforhistoricalthinking,geographicalanalysis,economicdecisionmaking,andresponsible
K.1
citizenshipby
Strand:j developingfluencyincontentvocabularyandcomprehensionoforal,written,andvisualsources
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings Experiencesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto
andExtensions
Participateinclassdiscussionsaboutrulesandconsequencesof
Developingfluencyinsocialstudies
followingorbreakingrulesbyusingorapplyingnewcontent
vocabularyimprovescomprehensionof
vocabulary.
verbal,written,andvisualsoresabout
Matchpicturesofworkerswithsimpledescriptionofthework
thecommunity.
peopledo.
Comprehendingcontentvocabulary Sequenceeventsinstorieswithfamiliesinthepastandthepresent.
involvesusingandinteractingwitha Bothwrittenandoralsourcescanbeusedinthisoneactivity.
KeyVocabulary:
varietyofsources. oral
written
visual
comprehension
history
community



K.2
K.3
Suggested K.4
K.5
Standardsof K.6
Learning K.7
Content K.8
Strands K.9
K.10
K.11

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SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
K.2 Thestudentwillrecognizethathistorydescribeseventsandpeoplefromothertimesandplacesby
a) identifyingexamplesofhistoricalevents,stories,andlegendsthatdescribethedevelopmentofthelocal
Strand:ab community
b) identifyingpeoplewhohelpedestablishandleadthelocalcommunityovertime.
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
Historyrelateseventsthathavealready Termstoknow:
O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
happened. history:eventsthathavealreadyhappened
MatchTheStandards
community:aplacewherepeoplelive,workandplay
Historyteachesusabouttheinteresting Suggestedreadalouds:
livesofpeoplelongago. Eachlocalcommunityhasauniquehistorythathasdevelopedovertimeand LittleCritter:ThisIsMyTownMy
includesevents,storiesandlegends.Localitiesrecognizepeoplewho FirstICanReadBookbyMercer
LocalitiesinVirginiarecognizepeople
contributedtothedevelopmentofthecommunityovertime. Mayer
whohelpedestablishandledtheirlocal
communityovertime. Localschoolsanddivisionsmaydetermineevents,schools,legendsand KeyVocabulary:
peopleoftheircommunitytostudy.Hereisalistofsomeofthepossible history
peopleandplacestostudyforSpotsylvania: community
OldSalemChurchservedascivilianrefugeecenterduringtheBattleof
Fredericksburg
RoseMountacquiredin1759byCharlesWashington,Georges
youngestbrother,usedasaheadquartersandhospitalduringBattleof
SpotsylvaniaCourthouse,todayisusedforhorseshows
OneRoomSchoolbehindPineyBaptistChurchforAfricanAmerican
children
SpotsylvaniaCourthouse/Jail
JohnJ.WrightSpotsylvania(Snell)TrainingSchool,middleschoolfor
AfricanAmericanstudents
AlexanderSpotswoodSpotsylvanianamedafterhimin1721,Lt.Gov.
ofVA17101722,workedtoimproveindianrelations,endpiracy
(Blackbeardkilledbecauseofhimin1718),constructedironworksin
Spotsylvania
MatthewFountaineMauryPathfinderoftheSeas
FieldingLewis/BettyWashingtonLewis(sisterofGeorgeWashington)
KenmorePlantationhomeofLewisandBettyFielding
ChancellorHouse/SueChancellor(14yearoldwhowroteaccountof
BattleofChancellorsville)
ManahoacTribe
SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten
GoodwinGoldMine
AlfredLinwoodFairchild,Jr.,builtJJW
Dr.SadieCoatesCombsJohnson1stteacher/librarianatSpotsylvania
(Snell)TrainingSchool
MaudeW.Scott1stAfricanAmericantoseekelectedofficein
Spotsylvania
Sgt.BenjaminBrownBuffaloSoldier

Suggested
K.2a:K.1a,b,c,e,f,g,j
Standardsof K.2b:K.1a,b,c,d,e,f,g,j
LearningSkill
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



Suggested
(EnglishK.2C)Describepeople,places,orthings.
Assessment(s):




















SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
K.3 Thestudentwillsequenceeventsinthepastandpresentandbegintorecognizethatthingschangeovertime.
Strand:
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
Termstoknow: OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
Everydaylifetodayisdifferentfrom
past:somethingthathashappened O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
everydaylifelongago.
present:whatishappeningnow MatchTheStandards
Storiesandpeoplecandescribeevents BrainPopJr.video
Informationabouteventsandtraditionsofthepastisgainedthroughthe
fromthepast. Suggestedreadalouds:
studentofThanksgiving,MartinLutherKing,Jr.Day,GeorgeWashington
ChildrenPastandPresentby
Day(PresidentsDay)andIndependenceDay(FourthofJuly).
MatthewFrank
Eventsandtraditionscanbeplacedinchronologicalordertoshowchange PresidentsDaybyDavieMarx
overtime. CelebratingPresidentsDayWhat
isaPresident?byTrishaCallella,
Descriptionsoflifeinthepastandpresentcanbesharedbyfamiliesthrough
KimberlyJordano
picturesandstoresandabouthowcommunitieschangeovertime.
SchoolsLongAgoandTodayby
LisaTrumbauer
Red,WhiteandBlueThestoryof
theAmericanFlagbyJohnHerman
CelebratingMartinLutherKingJr
DaybyJoelKupperstein
HappyBirthdayMartinLuther
KingbyJeanMarzollo

KeyVocabulary:
past
present
Suggested
K.1b,c,e,f,g,j
Standardsof
LearningSkill
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection

Suggested

Assessment(s): (MathK.8)Identifycalendar,day,month,andseason.





SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldescribetherelativelocationofpeople,places,andthingsbyusingpositionalwords,withemphasison
K.4
near/far,above/below,left/right,andbehind/infront.
Strand:
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
Positionalwords: OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
Thelocationofpeople,placesandthings
near,far O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
canbedescribedintermsoftheir
above,below MatchTheStandards
relationshiptootherpeople,placesand
left,right Suggestedreadalouds:
things.
behind,infrontof Tradebook:Up,Down,AllAround
Therearecertainwordsthathelpus byNewbridgePublishers
describetherepeopleplacesandthings Thesewordsareuseddailytodescribewherepeople,places,andthingsare
arelocated. locatedinrelationtoeachother. KeyVocabulary:
near
far
above
below
left
right
behind
infrontof
Suggested
Standardsof K.1e,j

LearningSkill

Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



Suggested
(EnglishK.2d)Usewordstodescribe/namelocation,size,color,andshape.
Assessment(s):








SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
K.5 Thestudentwillusesimplemapsandglobesto
a) developanawarenessthatamapisadrawingofaplacetoshowwherethingsarelocatedandthataglobeisa
roundmodelofEarth
b) identifyingpeoplewhohelpedestablishandleadthelocalcommunityovertime.
Strand:ae
c) locatelandandwaterfeatures
d) identifybasicmapsymbolsinamaplegendand
e) identifyplacesandobjectsofafamiliararea.
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
MapsandglobesrepresenttheEarthand Termstoknow:
O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
sometimesincludemaplegends. map:adrawingthatshowswhereaplacelookslikefromabove
globe:aroundmodeloftheEarth MatchTheStandards
Thelocationofplacesreferencedin model:somethingthatstandsforsomethingelse Suggestedreadalouds:
storiesandreallifesituationscanbe symbol:apictureofthingthatstandsforsomethingelse. MyGlobalAddressbyTamara
maplegend:alistofshapesandsymbolsusedonamapandanexplanationofwhat
shownonmapsandglobes. Nunn
eachonestandsfor
MeOnTheMapbyJoanne
Landandwaterfeaturescanbefoundon
Sweeney
mapsandglobes.
Mapsorglobescanshowthelocationofplacesreferencedinstoriesand AMapofMyHousebyKatherine
reallifesituations. Scrape(BenchmarkLiteracy)
WhereAreWebyMichelleSchaub
Mapscanshowsimplerepresentationofclassrooms,playgrounds,
(BenchmarkLiteracy)
neighborhoods,riversandocean.

Landandwaterfeaturesonmapsandglobesareshownbydifferentcolors. KeyVocabulary:
map
globe
model
symbol
map
legend
land
water

K.5a:K.1a,j
Suggested K.5b:K.1a,b,e,g,j
Standardsof K.5c:K.1b,c,j
LearningSkill K.5d:K.1a,b,j
K.5e:K.1e,j
Strands



SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
K.6 Thestudentwilldevelopanawarenessthatmapsandglobes
a) showaviewfromabove
Strand:ac b) showthingsinsmallersize,and
c) showthepositionofobjects.
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
Basicmapconceptswillhelpstudents Basicconceptsaboutmapsandglobes:
O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
usemapsandglobes.
Landandwaterfeaturescanbeshownonamapasaviewfromabove. MatchTheStandards
Suggestedreadalouds:
Mapsandglobesshowfeaturesinasmallersize.
MeontheMapbyJoanSweeney
Locationscanbefoundusingamap,globe,geographictoolorelectronic AMapofMyHousebyKatherine
device. Scrape(BenchmarkLiteracy)
WhereAreWebyMichelleSchaub
Viewingandusingsimplemapshelpstodevelopanawarenessofwhere
(BenchmarkLiteracy)
peopleandthingsarelocatedinthecommunity.


KeyVocabulary:
maps
globes
above


Suggested
K.6a:K.1a,j
Standardsof K.6b:K.1a,j
LearningSkill K.6c:K.1a,j
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



Suggested

Assessment(s):






SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
Thestudentwilldescribehowthelocation,climate,andphysicalsurroundingsofacommunityaffectthewaypeoplelive,
K.7
includingtheirfood,clothing,shelter,transportation,andrecreation.
Strand:
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
Geographyincludesthestudyof Termstoknow:
O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
locations,climateandphysical location:wherepeoplelive
MatchTheStandards
surroundings. climate:thekindsofweatheranareahasoveralongperiodoftime
Suggestedreadalouds:
physicalsurroundings:landandbodiesofwater
Location,climateandphysical BirdsEyeViewofa
season:anyoneofthefourphasesoftheyear:spring,summer,fall
surroundingsaffectthewaypeoplelive. Neighborhood(Benchmark
orwinter
Education)


transportation:awayofmovingpeopleandthingsfromoneplacetoanother
KeyVocabulary:

location
Location,climateandphysicalsurroundingsaffectthewaypeopleina climate
communitymeettheirbasicwants.Thisincludesthe
physicalsurroundings
foodstheyeat season
clothestheywear shelter
typesofhousestheybuild.
transportation
recreation
Communitiesusevarioustypesoftransportationtomeettheirneeds.
Geographyaffectshowpeopletravelfromoneplacetoanotherand
determineswhichrecreationalactivitiesareavailable.
Suggested
K.1a,d,e,f,g,h,j
Standardsof
LearningSkill
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection



Suggested

Assessment(s):





SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten
Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
K.8 Thestudentwillmatchsimpledescriptionsofworkthatpeopledowiththenamesofthosejobs.
Strand:
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
Peopleworkatjobs. Peopleworkatjobstoearnmoneytosatisfytheirwants.
O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
Examplesofjobs: MatchTheStandards
Suggestedreadalouds:
Doctorsandnursesarepeoplewhotakecareofotherpeoplewhen
Mr.NoisysHelpersbyRozanne
theyaresick.
LanczakWilliams
Constructionworksarepeoplewhobuildhousesandother
JobsbySusanCanizares
buildings.
Tradebook:JobsPeopleDoby
Chefsarepeoplewhopreparemeals.
ChristopherMaynard
Teachersarepeoplewhohelpstudentslearn.
JobsinaCommunityb yCynthia
Farmersarepeoplewhogrowcropsandraiseanimals.
Swain(BenchmarkLiteracy)
Firefightersarepeoplewhoputoutfires.

KeyVocabulary:
job
earn
wants



Suggested
K.1a,d,e,f,g,j
Standardsof
LearningSkill
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection

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SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
K.9 Thestudentwill
a) recognizethatpeoplemakechoicesbecausetheycannothaveeverythingtheywant;
Strand:ab
b) explainthatpeopleworktoearnmoneytobuythingstheywant.
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
Peoplecannothaveeverythingthey Termstoknow:
O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
want.Adecisionmakingmodelhelps choice:decidingamongtwoormorethings
MatchTheStandards
peoplemakeschoices. wants:thingspeoplewouldliketohave
Suggestedreadalouds:
money:whatpeopleusetobuythethingstheywant.Paperbillsand
Peoplehavetomakechoicesabout SpendingandSavingbyMaryHill
coinsareexamples.
thingstheywant. BennysPenniesbyPatBrisson
Whenpeoplecannothaveeverythingtheywant,theymustchoosesomething AChairForMyMotherbyVera
Peopleworktoearnmoneyandtouseit
andgiveupsomethingelse. Williams
tobuythethingstheywant.
Tradebook:DoWeNeedIt?Do
SampleDecisionMakingModel
WeWant?byM.Burton,C.
French,T.Jones

Decisiontobemade:
KeyVocabulary:
Benefits Costs choice
wants

money
buy
choose
earn

Suggested K.9a:K.1f,h,j
K.9b:K.1f,h,j
Standardsof
LearningSkill
Strands

CrossCurricularConnection



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SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten
Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
K.10 Thestudentwilldemonstratethatbeingagoodcitizeninvolves
a) takingturnsandsharing
b) takingresponsibilityforcertainclassroomchores
c) takingcareofpersonalbelongingsandrespectingwhatbelongstoothers,
Strand:ag d) followingrulesandunderstandingtheconsequenceofbreakingrules
e) practicinghonesty,selfcontrol,andkindnesstoothers
f) participatingindecisionmakingintheclassroomand
g) participatingsuccessfullyingroupsettings.
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
Goodcitizensareinvolvedintheir Termstoknow:
O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
homes,schools,andcommunities community:aplacewherepeoplelive
MatchTheStandards
Goodcitizentakeresponsibilityfortheir Suggestedreadalouds:
ownactions. Examplesofbeingagoodcitizen: BeingaGoodCitizen:ABook
AboutCitizenship(WaytoBe!)by
Goodcitizenparticipateinmaking Takingturns MarySmall
decisionsintheclassroom. Sharing RobinHillSchool:ThePlayground
Goodcitizensworkwellwiththeir Completingclassroomassignments ProblembyMargaretMcNamara
classmatesingroups. Takingcareofonesthings
Respectingwhatbelongstoothers KeyVocabulary:
Goodcitizenshelpothersintheir Beinghonest
community. responsibility
Practicingselfcontrol
Beingkindtoothers rules
Participatinginmakingclassroomdecisions honesty
Workingwellwithclassmatesingroup kindness
selfcontrol
community
CauseandEffect:TheImportanceofRules
participate
Rule Resultsof Consequencesof
citizen
followingtherule breakingtherule.
decisions
Home Puttoysaway. Toysaresafe.You Toysmaybebroken
knowwheretoysare orlost.
located.

School Followteacherdirections. Theclassroomisan Theclassroomisnot
orderly anorderly
environment. environment.

Community Lookbothwaysbefore Everyonecrosses Someonemayget


crossingthestreet. thestreetsafely. hurt.



SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten

K.10a:K.1h,i,j
Suggested K.10b:K.1h,i,j
Standardsof K.10c:K.1h,i,j
LearningSkill K.10d:K.1f,h,i,j
Strands K.10e:K.1f,h,i,j
K.10f:K.1f,h,i,j
K.10g:K.1h,i,j
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SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten
Course:KindergartenIntroductiontoHistoryandSocialScience:FocusontheCommunity
K.11 Thestudentwilldevelopanunderstandingofhowcommunitiesexpresspatriotismthrougheventsandsymbolsby
a) recognizingtheAmericanflag
b) recognizingthePledgeofAllegiance
Strand:ad c) knowingthatthepresidentistheleaderoftheUnitedStatesand
d) recognizingtheholidaysandpeopleassociatedwiththeholidaysThanksgivingDayMartinLutherKing,Jr.,Day
GeorgeWashingtonDay(PresidentsDay)andIndependenceDay(FourthofJuly).
Resources,Activities
EssentialUnderstandings EssentialKnowledge
andExtensions
OurWorldbyFivePondsPress
TheUnitedStateshasanationalflag. TheAmericanflaghaswhitestarsonabluerectangle,anditalsohasredand
O'BrienAssociatesBooksThat
whitestripes.
TheUnitedStateshasanationalpledge MatchTheStandards
totheflag. ThepledgetotheAmericanflagiscalledthePledgeofAllegiance. Suggestedreadalouds:
Red,WhiteandBlueStoryofthe
TheUnitedStateshasaleader,whois ThepresidentistheleaderoftheUnitedStates.
FlagbyJohnHerman
calledthepresident.
Holidaystoknow AFlagForOurCountrybyEve
Wecelebrateholidaystoremember Spencer
ThanksgivingDay:Thisisadaytorememberthesharingofthe
peopleandeventsoflongago.Some AmericatheBeautifulbyKatherine
harvestbetweentheAmericanIndiansandthePilgrims.Itis
holidaysdeveloppatriotism. LeeBates
observedinNovember.
IPledgeAllegiancebyBill
MartinLutherKing,Jr.Day:ThisisadaytorememberanAfrican
Martin,Jr&MichaelSampson
Americanwhoworkedsothatallpeoplewouldbetreatedfairly.It
AmericanSymbolsbyBigBooks
isobservedinJanuary.
byGeorge
GeorgeWashingtonDay(PresidentsDay):Thisisadaywhenwe
FisForFlagbyWendyCheyette
honorallpresidentsoftheUnitedStates,especiallyGeorge
Lewson
Washington.ItisobservedinFebruary.
PilgrimChildrenHadManyChores
IndependenceDay(FourthofJuly):Thisisthedaytoremember
byGinaLemsTardif
whentheUnitedStatesbecameanewcountry.Itissometimes
SarahMortonsDaybyKate
calledAmerica'sbirthday.ItisobservedinJuly.
Waters
SamuelEatonsDaybyKate
Waters
OnTheMayflowerbyKateWaters
ThanksgivingDaybyGailGibbons
KeyVocabulary:
UnitedStates
flag
pledge
leader
patriotism
national
K.11a:K.1a,j
Suggested K.11b:K.1j
Standardsof K.11c:K.1a,h,j
SpotsylvaniaCountyPublicSchools20162017CurriculumGuideKindergarten
LearningSkill K.11d:K.1a,c,e,j
Strands
CrossCurricularConnection

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