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Cultural Program Goals and Objectives
Grade Level: Kindergarten

About the Cultural Program
Social Studies and Science are often treated as separate subjects in school, but with our Cultural Program, we'll combine social studies and science. During the habitat classes, students explore the Sound, Salt Marsh, Pond, Beach and Forest, and focus on human interaction with the habitats. We'll explore the three groups of people to inhabit our area (African Americans, Europeans, and Native Americans) and find out how each group experimented with island plants, animals and other materials. Finally, we'll explore how our current culture (that's us!) uses plants, animals and materials native to our island habitat and how we can conserve and protect them. Because of the multi-disciplinary mix of social studies and science, we are offering these classes only to groups of students 6th grade and younger.

Main Curriculum Area: Science
Other Curriculum Area: Health Education

Primary Goals and Objectives:
These objectives will be covered during all Cultural Program classes. Some objectives are more specific to one habitat than another, so if your schedule does not allow you to take all offered classes, or if there are particular objectives that you want to make sure we cover, please let us know what your specific needs are.

Essential Standard K.H.1 Understand change over time.

Clarifying Objectives
K.H.1.1 Explain how people change over time (self and others).

K.H.1.2 Explain how seasons change over time.

K.H.1.2 Explain the impact of how life events bring change (a new sibling, moving to a new house, a new job, a new school, etc.).

Essential Standard K.G.2 Understand the interaction between humans and the environment.

Clarifying Objectives
K.G.2.1 Explain how people adapt to weather conditions.

K.G.2.2 Explain ways people use environmental resources to meet basic needs and wants (shelter, food, clothing, etc.).

Essential Standard K.E.1 Understand change and observable patterns of weather that occur from day to day and throughout the year.

Clarifying Objectives
K.E.1.1 Infer that change is something that happens to many things in the environment based on observations
Health Education
Essential Standard K.MEH.1 Remember the association of healthy expression of emotions, mental health, and healthy behavior.

Clarifying Objectives
Recognize feelings and ways of expressing them.

K.MEH.1.2 Recall stressors and stress responses.

K.MEH.1.3 Illustrate personal responsibility for actions and possessions

Essential Standard K.ICR.1 Understand healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationships.

Clarifying Objectives
Explain reasons for sharing.

K.ICR.1.2 Compare people in terms of what they have in common and how they are unique.

K.ICR.1.4 Recognize bullying, teasing, and aggressive behaviors and how to respond.

Essential Standard K.MS.1 Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Clarifying Objectives
Execute recognizable forms of the basic locomotor skills

PE.K.MS.1.2 Use recognizable forms of the basic manipulative skills.

PE.K.MS.1.3 Create transitions between sequential locomotor skills.

PE.K.MS.1.4 Use non-locomotor and locomotor skills in response to even and uneven rhythms in order to integrate beat awareness.

Essential Standard K.MC.2 Understand concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement

Clarifying Objectives
Understand the meaning of words and terms associated with movement.

PE.K.MC.2.2 Identify one or more of the essential elements of correct form for the five fundamental manipulative skills.

PE.K.MC.2.3 Use teacher feedback to improve basic motor performance.

PE.K.MC.2.4 Illustrate activities that increase heart rate.

Essential Standard K.HF.3 Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Clarifying Objectives
PE.K.HF.3.2 Identify opportunities for increased physical activity.

PE.K.HF.3.3 Select moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sustain for periods of accumulated time.

Essential Standard K.PR.4 Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.

Clarifying Objectives
Use basic strategies and concepts for working cooperatively in group settings.

PE.K.PR.4.2 Understand how social interaction can make activities more enjoyable.

PE.K.PR.4.3 Use safe practices when engaging in physical education activities.

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