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List of Benchmarks for Grades K-4 History

Standard 1.Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Knows his or her own name, gender, age, and place in family
   2. Knows the members of a family
   3. Knows similarities and differences among people (e.g., culture, language, gender, abilities)
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Knows a family history through two generations (e.g., various family members and their connections)
   2. Understands family life today and how it compares with family life in the recent past and family life long ago (e.g., roles, jobs, schooling experiences)
   3. Knows the cultural similarities and differences in clothes, homes, food, communication, technology, and cultural traditions between families now and in the past
   4. Understands family life in a community of the past and life in a community of the present (e.g., roles, jobs, communication, technology, style of homes, transportation, schools, religious observances, cultural traditions)
   5. Understands personal family or cultural heritage through stories, songs, and celebrations
   6. Knows ways in which people share family beliefs and values (e.g., oral traditions, literature, songs, art, religion, community celebrations, mementos, food, language)
  Level II (Grade 3-4)
   1. Knows the ways that families long ago expressed and transmitted their beliefs and values through oral tradition, literature, songs, art, religion, community celebrations, mementos, food, and language (e.g., celebration of national holidays, religious observances, and ethnic and national traditions; visual arts and crafts; hymns, proverbs, and songs)  A 
   2. Understands the dreams and ideals that people from various groups have sought, some of the problems they encountered in realizing their dreams, and the sources of their strength and determination that families drew upon and shared (e.g., families arriving together in America and living together in rural or urban settings, traditions brought from their cultural past)
   3. Understands daily life of a farm family from long ago (e.g., work, clothing, tools, food and food production in the early 1800’s)

 A  = Assessment items available