SOCIAL STUDIES

Learning Objectives

Content / Method  / Materials

Strategy for Evaluation

Expected Levels of Achievement


The students will be able to explain the rule of law.

Use class rules; explain purpose of rules; create rule chart; books

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

100% achievement of explaining rules


The students will be able to identify basic American symbols.

Use flag; discuss American holidays; read books; Part of Flag cards

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of recognizing American symbols


The students will be able to identify self-membership of a group such as family or class.

Use class jobs; cooperative play activities

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of identifying self-membership


The students will be able to identify a problem and discuss possible solutions with adult assistance.

Use role play

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

85% achievement of conflict resolution


The students will be able to demonstrate and appreciation of one’s characteristics and those of others’ cultures.

Use self portraits; share information about family customs; compare/contrast customs; multicultural materials including puzzles, dolls, props, posters

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

90% achievement of understanding own culture and others’ cultures


The students will be able to demonstrate a beginning understanding of maps as actual representations of places.

Use puzzle maps; globes

Teacher modeling, teacher observation, and participation

85% achievement of identifying places on a map