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Relevant KY Core Standards: Kid’s Book

Relevant Kentucky Core Standards: McDowell House Children’s Book 

INTERMEDIATE SOCIAL STUDIES

 

Big Idea: Cultures and Societies

Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge and Understandings

Students will understand that

  • cultures develop social institutions (e.g., government, economy, education, religion, family) to structure society, influence behavior and respond to human needs {institution of slavery}
  • interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) and are influenced by culture {slavery, war}

Grade 4 Skills and Concepts

Students will

  • investigate social institutions (e.g. family, government, economy, education, religion) in Kentucky {institution of slavery}

Grade 5 Enduring Knowledge and Understandings

Students will understand that

  • cultures develop social institutions (e.g., government, economy, education, religion, family) to structure society, influence behavior and respond to human needs {institution of slavery}
  • interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) and are influenced by culture {slavery, war}

Grade 5 Skills and Concepts

Students will

  • examine social institutions (e.g. family, government, economy, education, religion) in the United States {institution of slavery}

 

Big Idea: Geography

Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge and Understandings

Students will understand that

  • the use of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs)… help interpret information, understand and analyze patterns, spatial data and geographic issues {slave states vs. free states map}
  • regions help us to see Earth as an integrated system of places and features organized by such principles as landform types, political units, economic patterns, and cultural groups {slave states vs. free states map}

Grade 5 Enduring Knowledge and Understandings

Students will understand that

  • the use of geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, charts, graphs)… help interpret information, understand and analyze patterns, spatial data and geographic issues {slave states vs. free states map}

 

Big Idea: Historical Perspective

Academic Expectations

2.20 Students understand… historical events, conditions, trends, and issues to develop historical perspective

Grade 4 Enduring Knowledge and Understandings

Students will understand that

  • the history of Kentucky has been impacted by significant individuals, groups, and advances in technology {Dr. McDowell, Abraham Lincoln, slaves}

Grade 4 Skills and Concepts

Students will

  • demonstrate an understanding of the nature of history using a variety of tools:
    • examine cause and effect relationships that influenced Kentucky’s history
  • use information from print… sources:
    • investigate change over time (e.g., transportation, communication, education, technology, lifestyles and conditions in Kentucky’s history

Grade 5 Skills and Concepts

Students will

  • investigate… major events in United States history
  • explore change over time in the United States 
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