Kindergarten History and Social Studies

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Kindergarten Refrigerator Cards Refrigerator card for SOL home review
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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VDOE SOL Resources VDOE Recommended Resources
Zoom into Maps This activity introduces historical maps from the American Memory collections.





K.1 The student will recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places by a)   identifying examples of past events in legends, stories, and historical accounts of Powhatan, Pocahontas, George Washington, Betsy Ross, and Abraham Lincoln; b)   identifying the people and events honored by the holidays of Thanksgiving Day; Martin Luther King, Jr., Day; Presidents’ Day; and Independence Day (Fourth of July). 

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Famous Americans Sorting activity
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Question-Answer Challenge Question-Answer activity
The First Thanksgiving Learn how the Pilgrims reached America and lived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving

K.2 The student will describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recognize that things change over time.

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Past - Present Image Sorts
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Thansgiving Yesterday and Today Past and Present ways to celebrate the holiday

K.3 The student will describe the relative location of people, places, and things by using positional words, with emphasis on near/far, above/below, left/right, and behind/in front.

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Position Create flash cards for positional words
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Moveable Animals Move animals on the page to reinforce spatial concepts
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Moveable Animals: Big and Small Move animals on the page to reinforce spatial concepts

K.4 The student will use simple maps and globes to a) develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth; b) describe places referenced in stories and real-life situations; c) locate land and water features.

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K.5 The student will develop an awareness that maps and globes a) show a view from above; b) show things in smaller size; c) show the position of objects.

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K.6 The student will match simple descriptions of work that people do with the names of those jobs.

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Community Workers Click the workers to learn more about their jobs.

K.7 The student will a) recognize that people make choices because they cannot have everything they want; b) explain that people work to earn money to buy the things they want.

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Goods and Services Sort Make a matching game or cut and paste sort (Enrichment activity)
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Wants & Needs Sort Click and drag the wants and needs
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Wants and Needs PowerPoint to review concept of wants and needs

K.8 The student will demonstrate that being a good citizen involves a) taking turns and sharing; b) taking responsibility for certain classroom chores; c) taking care of personal belongings and respecting what belongs to others; d) following rules and understanding the consequence of breaking rules; e) practicing honesty, self-control, and kindness to others; f) participating in decision making in the classroom; g) participating successfully in group settings.

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My Neighborhood A story is read about places to buy things in the neighborhood
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Cindy the Citizen Crab Cindy the Crab visits the police station and learns some things about good citizenship

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

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Symbols of America Online quiz about the symbols of America (Enrichment activity)

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Question Packet Question and Answer Packet
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