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					                             Curriculum Guide in Social Studies
                                      KINDERGARTEN
                             Subject Description:Social Studies
                                    Course Code: BSOCK

                   Kindergarten Social Studies
Overview:

It is expected that a Kindergarten student will spend approximately 45-40 hours learning the social
studies curriculum during the school year.

During the year, in social studies, all students follow these curriculum topics:
    SKILLS AND PROCESSES OF SOCIAL STUDIES
    IDENTITY, SOCIETY AND CULTURE
    GOVERNANCE; ECONOMY AND TECHNOLOGY
    HUMAN AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.

In Kindergarten, students learn about self, family and school through the development of the
following skills:

Skills and processes of SS              Cooperative participation in groups
                                        Gathering information
                                        Presenting information visually and orally

Identity, culture and society           Concept of change
                                        Groups that are part of their lives
                                        Similarities and differences among families

Governance                              Roles and responsibilities within the family, class and school
                                        Purpose of home, classroom and school rules

Economy and Technology                  Human needs
                                        Work in the community
                                        Technologies in daily life

Human and Physical                     Natural and human
Environment                          built characteristics of environments
                                       Ways to care for their environment
Assessment and Evaluation:

Assessment is the gathering of information about what students know, are able to do and are working
toward. When your on-line teacher is assessing your child’s work, he/she will look at some of the
following evidence:

     Student self-assessment and parents’ assessments/comments
     Quizzes and tests
     Samples of student work (for primary students, this can include a lot of drawing as well as grade
appropriate writing samples)
     Projects (can be integrated with other subjects)
     Journals and learning logs
     Models and other art creations integrated with social studies

				
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