Kindergarten Social Studies Curriculum


In Kindergarten, the focus is on the self, home, family, and classroom. 
  • The study of our state and national heritage begins with an examination of the celebration of patriotic holidays and the contributions of historical people. 
  • The concept of chronology is introduced. 
  • Students discuss geographic concepts of location and physical and human characteristics of places.
  • Students are introduced to the basic human needs of food, clothing, and shelter and to ways that people meet these needs.
  • Students learn the purpose of rules and the role of authority figures in the home and school.
  • Students learn customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent American beliefs and principles and contribute to our national identity.
  • Students compare family customs and traditions and describe examples of technology in the home and school.
  • Students acquire information from a variety of oral and visual sources.

To support the teaching of the essential knowledge and skills, the use of a variety of rich material such as biographies; folktales, myths, and legends; and poetry, songs, and artworks is encouraged.  Selections may include You're a Grand Old Flag and a children's biography of George Washington. Motivating resources are also available from museums, historical sites, presidential libraries, and local and state preservation societies.

Throughout social studies in Kindergarten-Grade 12, students build a foundation in history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and social studies skills. The content enables students to understand the importance of patriotism, function in a free enterprise society, and appreciate the basic values of our state and nation.

19 TAC, Title 19, Part II
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Social Studies

Chapter ยง113.1 (Kindergarten)
Subchapter A. Elementary

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