Some Relevant Standards
All standards can be found at http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.aspx
(We do not list the fine arts standards below)
Standard 2 — Culture
Students will examine the influence of culture on the individual and the way cultural transmission is accomplished. They will study the way culture defines how people in a society behave in relation to groups and to physical objects. They will also learn that human behavior is learned within the society. Through the culture, individuals learn the relationships, structures, patterns and processes to be members of the society.
S.2.1 Define the key components of a culture, such as knowledge, language and communication, customs, values, norms, and physical objects. (Geography, History)
S.2.2 Explain the differences between a culture and a society.
S.2.9 Prepare original written and oral reports and presentations on specific events, people or historic
S.2.13 Compare and contrast ideas about citizenship and cultural participation from the past with those of the present community. (Government, History)
S.3.5 Conduct research on the various types of status found in the local community using various types of data gathering.
Language Arts Standards
READING: Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Informational Text
Students identify the basic facts and ideas in what they have read, heard, or seen. The selections in the Indiana Reading List (www.doe.state.in.us/standards/readinglist.html) illustrate the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students. In Kindergarten, students will listen to and begin to read grade-level-appropriate nonfiction, such as alphabet books; picture books on science, social studies, mathematics and other subjects; and beginners’ dictionaries.
WRITING: Applications (Different Types of Writing and Their Characteristics)
In Kindergarten, students begin to write and draw pictures for specific purposes and for a specific audience (intended reader).
Grade 1 - same as above, plus
LISTENING AND SPEAKING: Skills, Strategies, and Applications
o 1.7 Students listen critically and respond appropriately to oral communication. They speak in a manner that guides the listener to understand important ideas by using proper phrasing, pitch, and modulation (raising and lowering voice). Students deliver brief oral presentations about familiar experiences or interests that are organized around a coherent thesis statement (a statement of topic). Students use the same Standard English conventions for oral speech that they use in their writing.
Grades 3-8 - same goals as grades K & 1 with more specific detailed goals
e.g. in grade 8 - 8.7: Students deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience.
K.1 Students understand the relationship between numbers and quantities up to 10, and that a set of objects has the same number in all situations regardless of the position or arrangement of the objects. (number sense)
K.2 Students understand and describe simple additions and subtractions.(computation)
K.3 Students sort and classify objects (Algebra and Functions)
K.4 Students identify common objects around them and describe their geometric features and position (geometry)
K.5 Students understand the concept of time and units to measure it. They understand that objects have length, capacity, weight, and temperature, and that they can compare objects using these qualities. (Measurement)
K.6 Students make decisions about how to set up a problem. (Problem solving)
The same standards continue thru and beyond 3rd grade
4th grade - add 4.6 data analysis and probability - same standards thru grade 8
K.1 Students are actively engaged in beginning to explore how their world works. They explore, observe, ask questions, discuss observations, and seek answers (The Nature of Science and Technology)
K.2 Students use numbers, pictures, and words when observing and communicating to help them begin to answer their questions about the world. (Scientific thinking)
K.3 Students investigate, describe, and discuss their natural surroundings. They begin to question why things move.(Physical setting)
K.4 Students ask questions about a variety of living things and everyday events that can be answered through shared observations. (Living environment)
K.5 Student use shapes to compare objects and they begin to recognize patterns.(The Mathematical World)
K.6 Students begin to understand how things are similar and how they are different. They look for ways to distinguish between different objects by observation. (Common Themes)
The same standards continue through and beyond 6th grade
- add 6.6 (Historical Perspectives) - same thru grade 8.