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List of Benchmarks for Grades K-4 History 
 Standard 4.Understands how democratic values came to be, and how they have been exemplified by people, events, and symbols
TopicSymbols and historic landmarks
   Level I (Grade K-2)
  Benchmark 8.Knows the history of American symbols (e.g., the eagle, the Liberty Bell, George Washington as the "father of our country," the national flag)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  American symbols
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows that the eagle is an American symbol because it represents the freedom of the United States and because it is only found in North America   
  2. Knows that the Liberty Bell is an American symbol because it was rung to summon citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence   
  3. Knows that George Washington is considered the "father of our country" because he commanded the American army during the American Revolution and served as the first President of the United States   
  4. Knows that the national flag is an American symbol because it represents the thirteen original American colonies and the fifty states   

Citation Log: BD(BE,33;​KE,53)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
DD   Department of Defense: Prekindergarten Social Studies Standards
HS   Head Start: Child Outcomes Framework
I   IDOE: The Foundations for Young Children to the Indiana Academic Standards
K   NCHS: K-4 History, expanded edition
MH   McGraw-Hill: Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
N   NAEP: Provisional Item Specifications
NZ   New Zealand Ministry of Education: Early Childhood Curriculum
O   OSDE: Oklahoma Developmental Learning Skills for Four-Year-Olds

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Page number of the cited document