Standard 2: Historical Knowledge

General Information
Number: SS.K.A.2
Title: Historical Knowledge
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: K
Strand: American History

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This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

SS.K.A.2.In.a
Recognize items from the present and the past, such as clothing and transportation.
SS.K.A.2.In.b
Recognize that national holidays and celebrations honor people or events, such as Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, or birthdays.
SS.K.A.2.In.c
Recognize that national holidays and celebrations honor people or events, such as Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, or birthdays.
SS.K.A.2.In.d
Identify an act of bravery or honesty in stories about someone from the past, such as George Washington.
SS.K.A.2.In.e
Recognize United States symbols, such as the American flag and bald eagle.

Supported

SS.K.A.2.Su.a
Recognize clothing from the present and the past.
SS.K.A.2.Su.b
Recognize a national holiday or celebration, such as Thanksgiving or birthdays.
SS.K.A.2.Su.c
Recognize a national holiday or celebration, such as Thanksgiving or birthdays.
SS.K.A.2.Su.d
Recognize a person who showed bravery in stories about the past.
SS.K.A.2.Su.e
Recognize a United States symbol, such as the American flag or bald eagle.

Participatory

SS.K.A.2.Pa.a
Recognize a family member.
SS.K.A.2.Pa.b
Associate a celebration with an event, such as a birthday or holiday.
SS.K.A.2.Pa.c
Associate a celebration with an event, such as a birthday or holiday.
SS.K.A.2.Pa.d
Recognize a person in a story.
SS.K.A.2.Pa.e
Recognize a patriotic song.

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It's All in the Details:

In this multi-day lesson, students will learn about American holidays as they analyze grade appropriate informational text. Students will learn to identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book and their text features. They will also learn how to use the text features (title, headings, and illustrations) to predict the topic of the book. As the teacher reads the book, students will confirm the topic and identify important details, recording them on a graphic organizer. Finally, students will use details from the graphic organizer to write an informative piece about the topic of the text.

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Purpose and Particulars: Presidents:

In this lesson, students will become informative investigators through whole group and independent activities about presidents and Presidents' Day. Students will identify basic similarities and differences between multiple texts to contribute to a class-generated Venn Diagram as well as an independent Venn Diagram. Students will practice generating ideas and details for a class-created informative writing piece and by creating their own informative writing piece based on what they learned through the lessons' texts.

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What's the Big Idea?:

In this multi-day lesson, students will learn about American symbols as they analyze grade appropriate informational text. Students will learn to identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book and their text features. They will also learn how to use the text features (title, headings, and illustrations) to predict the topic of the book. As the teacher reads the book, students will confirm the topic and identify important details, recording them on a graphic organizer. Finally, students will use details from the graphic organizer to write an expository piece about the topic of the text.

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