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Topic: Significant ideas and events in the state’s history 

Grades K-4 History

 Standard 3.  Understands the people, events, problems, and ideas that were significant in creating the history of their state
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 5.Understands how symbols, slogans, and mottoes represent the state
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the state’s symbol
     2.Knows the state’s slogan
     3.Knows the state’s motto
   Benchmark 6.Knows important buildings, statues, and monuments in the state's history
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows buildings that are important in the state’s history
     2.Knows statues that memorialize important persons or events in the state’s history
     3.Knows monuments that memorialize important persons or events in the state’s history
  Level II (Grade 3-4)
   Benchmark 7.Knows the chronological order of major historical events that are part of the states's history, their significance and the impact on people then and now, and their relationship to the history of the nation
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the major historical events in the state’s history
     2.Knows when the major historical events in the state’s history occurred
     3.Understands why each major historical event in the state’s history was significant at the time it occurred
     4.Understands the present-day significance of each major historical event in the state’s history
     5.Understands the impact each major historical event in the state’s history had on people at the time it occurred
     6.Understands the impact each major historical event in the state’s history has on people today
     7.Understands the relationship between major historical events in the state’s history and the history of the United States
   Benchmark 10.Understands how the ideas of significant people affected the history of the state
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows significant people in the state’s history
     2.Knows the ideas of significant people in the state’s history
     3.Knows that the ideas of significant people affected the state’s history
   Benchmark 11.Understands the unique historical conditions that influenced the formation of the state and how statehood was granted
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the history of the state’s formation
     2.Understands how statehood was granted to the state
   Benchmark 12.Knows the origin of the names of places, rivers, cities, and counties, and knows the various cultural influences within a particular region
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the origins of the names of rivers in the state or region
     2.Knows the origins of the names of cities in the state or region
     3.Knows the origins of the names of counties in the state or region
     4.Knows that various cultures have influenced the state or region