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Topic: Cultural contributions from various regions of the United States 

Grades K-4 History

 Standard 6.  Understands the folklore and other cultural contributions from various regions of the United States and how they helped to form a national heritage
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows regional folk heroes, stories, or songs that have contributed to the development of the cultural history of the U.S. (e.g., Pecos Bill, Brer Rabbit, Paul Bunyan, Davey Crockett, John Henry, Joe Magarac)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that Pecos Bill is a regional folk hero whose story has contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States
     2.Knows that the regional folk story of Brer Rabbit has contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States
     3.Knows that Paul Bunyan is a regional folk hero whose story has contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States
     4.Knows that Davey Crockett is a regional folk hero whose story has contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States
     5.Knows that John Henry is a regional folk hero whose story has contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States
     6.Knows that Joe Magarac is a regional folk hero whose story has contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States
   Benchmark 2.Knows the differences between toys and games children played long ago and the toys and games of today
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows toys used by children long ago
     2.Knows toys used by children today
     3.Knows that children’s toys today are different from those used by children long ago
     4.Knows games played by children long ago
     5.Knows games played by children today
     6.Knows that children’s games today are different from those played by children long ago
  Level II (Grade 3-4)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how regional folk heroes and other popular figures have contributed to the cultural history of the U.S. (e.g., frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone, cowboys, mountain men such as Jedediah Smith, American Indian Chiefs including Geronimo, and outlaws such as Billy the Kid)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the tales of regional folk heroes and other popular figures have contributed to the cultural history of the United States
     2.Understands how tales of frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone have contributed to the cultural history of the United States
     3.Understands how tales of cowboys have contributed to the cultural history of the United States
     4.Understands how tales of mountain men such as Jedediah Smith have contributed to the cultural history of the United States
     5.Understands how tales of American Indian Chiefs such as Geronimo have contributed to the cultural history of the United States
     6.Understands how tales of outlaws such as Billy the Kid have contributed to the cultural history of the United States
   Benchmark 2.Understands how stories, legends, songs, ballads, games, and tall tales describe the environment, lifestyles, beliefs, and struggles of people in various regions of the country
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how stories, legends, and tall tales describe the environment of various regions of the country
     2.Understands how stories, legends, and tall tales describe the lifestyles of people in various regions of the country
     3.Understands how stories, legends, and tall tales describe the beliefs of people in various regions of the country
     4.Understands how stories, legends, and tall tales describe the struggles of people in various regions of the country
     5.Understands how songs and ballads describe the environment of various regions of the country
     6.Understands how songs and ballads describe the lifestyles of people in various regions of the country
     7.Understands how songs and ballads describe the beliefs of people in various regions of the country
     8.Understands how songs and ballads describe the struggles of people in various regions of the country
     9.Understands how games describe the environment of various regions of the country
     10.Understands how games describe the lifestyles of people in various regions of the country
     11.Understands how games describe the beliefs of people in various regions of the country
     12.Understands how games describe the struggles of people in various regions of the country
   Benchmark 3.Understands how arts, crafts, music, and language of people from a variety of regions long ago influenced the nation
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the arts and crafts of people from a variety of regions long ago influenced the nation
     2.Understands how the music of people from a variety of regions long ago influenced the nation
     3.Understands how the language of people from a variety of regions long ago influenced the nation