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WY Social Studies K-5 Framework


Standard Description
SS2.1.1 Understand that schools, tribes, communities, and the United States have rules that have to be followed. Lessons
SS2.1.2 Identify the symbols and traditional practices, including those of Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming (e.g. Arapaho and Shoshone flags, songs, and pledges), that honor patriotism in the United States. Lessons
SS2.1.3 Identify people and events that are honored on United States holidays. Lessons
SS2.1.3.a Identify how Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming honor people and celebrate through events (e.g., Native American Veterans Day, Native American Heritage Day, Wyoming Native American Day, Pow Wows). Lessons
SS2.1.4 Understand that the rules in the United States are called laws. Lessons
SS2.2.1 Name the ways groups (e.g., families and schools), including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming, meet human needs and concerns (e.g., belonging and personal safety) and contribute to personal identity and daily life (e.g., compare features of modern-day living [food, shelter, clothing, transportation] to those of the past; create a chart showing how farming, schools, or communities have changed over time; illustrate past dwellings [tepee, sweat lodge, wikiup, sod, log cabin, earth lodge] and present-day housing). Lessons
SS2.2.2 Recognize and describe unique ways in which expressions of culture influence people including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming (e.g., language, sign language, stories, music, symbolism, and art). Lessons
SS2.3.1 Give examples of and/or identify needs, wants, goods, and services. Lessons
SS2.3.2 Identify how price may affect buying, selling, and saving decisions. Lessons
SS2.3.3 Identify how science or technology affects production (e.g., assembly line, robots, and video streaming). Lessons
SS2.4.1 Identify how an event could change the future (e.g., moving to a new town means going to a new school or learning to ride a bike could mean getting to a friend’s house faster). Lessons
SS2.4.2 Identify tools and technologies, including those of Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming, that made or make life easier and sustainable (e.g., cars for getting one place to another, washing machines for washing clothes, flashlights to see in the dark, and usage of bison and and natural resources). Lessons
SS2.4.3 Describe a “current event” involving significant people and places in Wyoming (e.g., local, state, or tribal events). Lessons
SS2.5.1 Use a map, globe, and mental mapping to identify familiar areas and simple patterns and create maps using various media. Lessons
SS2.5.2 Identify, describe, and use local physical and human characteristics to discuss the similarities and differences between parts of the community (e.g., neighborhoods, schools, towns, and reservation communities). Lessons
SS2.5.3 Use the human features of a community to describe what makes that community unique (e.g., cultural, language, religion, food, clothing, political, economic, population, and types of jobs in an area) and why others move to or from that place. Lessons
SS2.5.4 Identify how people, including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming, may adjust to and/or change their environment in order to survive (e.g., clothing, houses, foods, and natural resources). Lessons
SS2.6.1 Identify what kinds of information can be found in different resources (e.g., library, computer, atlas, and dictionary). Lessons
SS2.6.2 Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction. Lessons
SS2.6.3 Use digital tools to learn about social studies concepts. Lessons
SS5.1.1 Describe the basic rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Lessons
SS5.1.2 Understand the basic local, tribal, state, and national political processes (e.g., campaigning and voting). Lessons
SS5.1.3 Understand the basic origins of the United States Constitution (e.g., Declaration of Independence). Lessons
SS5.1.4 Understand the purpose of the U.S. legal system and that tribal governments have separate legal systems. Lessons
SS5.1.5 Understand the purposes of the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial). Lessons
SS5.1.5.a Understand how the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone are sovereign nations with their own systems of governance (i.e., each has a General Council and a resolution form of government). Lessons
SS5.2.1 Identify and describe the ways groups, including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming (e.g., families, communities, schools, and social organizations), meet human needs and concerns (e.g., belonging, self-worth, and personal safety) and contribute to identity (e.g., personal, tribal, ethnic) and daily life (e.g., traditions, beliefs, language, customs). Lessons
SS5.2.2 Describe, compare and contrast ways in which unique expressions of culture (e.g., tribal affiliation, language, spirituality, stories, folktales, music, art, and dance) influence people. Lessons
SS5.2.3 Identify and describe characteristics and contributions of local and state cultural groups, including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming, in Wyoming and the region. Lessons
SS5.2.4 Identify and describe positive and negative interactions (e.g., withholding of Native American U.S. citizenship until 1924), the tensions among cultural groups, social classes and/or significant individuals in Wyoming and the United States (e.g., Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Sacagawea, Chief Washakie, Chief Black Coal, Chief Pocatello, Chief Sharp Nose, and Chief Friday). Lessons
SS5.3.1 Give examples of needs, wants, goods, services, scarcity, and choice. Lessons
SS5.3.2 Identify basic economic concepts (e.g., supply, demand, price, and trade). Lessons
SS5.3.3 Identify and describe how science and technology have affected production and distribution locally, nationally, and globally (e.g., trains and natural resources). Lessons
SS5.3.4 Explain the roles and effect of money, banking, savings, and budgeting in personal life and society. Lessons
SS5.4.1 Describe how small changes can lead to big changes (cause and effect) (e.g., introduction of horses to the Plains tribes, discovery of gold and minerals in the region, discovery of electricity, impact of the Homestead Act and Dawes Act, establishment of water rights and resource management). Lessons
SS5.4.2 Describe how tools and technology make life easier; describe how one tool or technology evolves into another (e.g., telegraph to telephone to cell phone or travois to horse-drawn wagon to railroad to car); identify a tool or technology that impacted history (e.g., ships allowed for discovery of new lands, boiling water prevented spread of disease, railroads and the industrial revolution led to devastation of bison population, and impact of mineral and oil development in the region). Lessons
SS5.4.3 Select current events for relevance and apply understanding of cause and effect to determine how current events impact people or groups, including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming (e.g., energy development, water rights, new technology, and social issues). Lessons
SS5.4.4 Discuss different groups that a person may belong to, including Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming, (e.g., family, neighborhood, cultural/ethnic, and workplace) and how those roles and/or groups have changed over time. Lessons
SS5.4.5 Identify differences between primary (e.g., historical photographs, artifacts, and documents, including treaties) and secondary sources. Find primary and secondary sources about an historical event (e.g., creation of reservations, Sand Creek Massacre, and creation of national parks). Summarize central ideas in primary and secondary resources. Lessons
SS5.5.1 Apply mental mapping skills and use different representations of the Earth to demonstrate an understanding of human and physical patterns and how local decisions may create global impacts. Lessons
SS5.5.1.a Identify boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Lessons
SS5.5.2 Explain how physical features, patterns, and systems impact different regions and how these features may help us generalize and compare areas within the reservation, state, nation, or world. Lessons
SS5.5.3 Describe the human features of an area (e.g., language, religion, political and economic systems, population distribution, and quality of life), past and present settlement patterns (e.g., Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming and the Oregon Trail), and how ideas, goods, and/or people move from one area to another. Lessons
SS5.5.3.a.i Describe how cultural values of the Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming influence the importance and preservation of place and sacred sites (e.g., Devils Tower/Bear Lodge, Hot Springs State Park, Vedauwoo, Crowheart Butte, Bighorn Medicine Wheel, Estes Park, Yellowstone, Heart Mountain, and Wind River Mountains). Lessons
SS5.5.3.a.ii Describe and identify a variety of place names and their connection to Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming. Lessons
SS5.5.4 Describe how the environment influences people in Wyoming and how we adjust to and/or change our environment in order to survive (e.g., natural resources, housing, and food). Lessons
SS5.5.4.a Discuss the ways in which the environment, including climate and seasons, influenced how the Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming adapted to their natural environment (e.g., how they obtained food, clothing, tools, and migration). Lessons
SS5.6.1 Use various media resources in order to address a question or solve a problem. Lessons
SS5.6.2 Identify validity of information (e.g., accuracy, relevancy, fact, or fiction). Lessons
SS5.6.3 Use digital tools to research, design, and present social studies concepts (e.g., understand how individual responsibility applies in usage of digital media). link to ISTE student standards Lessons
SS5.6.4 Identify the difference between primary and secondary sources. Lessons