School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade K


Peoples of the Nation and World:

Social Studies:

Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World

Students will understand how people in Maryland, the United States and around the world are alike and different.


A. Elements of Culture


  • 1. Identify similarities and differences in people's characteristics, habits, and living patterns to describe how they meet the same human needs
  1. Use experiences, such as class trips, classroom visitors, stories, and electronic media, to give examples of different choices people make about meeting their human needs for food, clothing, shelter, and other commonalities, such as recreation, stories, and music
  2. Give examples of qualities, such as customs, interests, skills, and experiences that make individuals and families in their immediate environment unique


C. Conflict and Compromise


  • 1. Demonstrate how groups of people interact
  1. Identify, discuss, and demonstrate appropriate social skills, such as listening to the speaker, taking turns, settling disagreements, and reaching compromise at home and in school

Date: 1/27/2015