Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies defines what students should know and be able to do in social studies at each educational level. This lesson correlates to the following standards for elementary school students:
Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures address similar human needs and concerns; describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture; compare ways in which people from different cultures think about and deal with their physical environment and social conditions.
II. Time, Continuity, and Change
Demonstrate an ability to use correctly vocabulary associated with time such as past, present, future, and long ago; . . . identify examples of change; and recognize examples of cause and effect relationships.
III. People, Places, and Environments
Describe and speculate about physical system changes, such as seasons, climate, and weather.