In Kindergarten, the focus is on the self, home, family, and classroom.
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.
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.
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 §113.1 (Kindergarten)
Subchapter A. Elementary
For Kindergarten Social Studies Curriculum, click here.