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The Harvest of History curriculum meets the following New York State Learning Standards for elementary social studies, geography, science, and technology.

Module 1: Where Are We?

New York State Social Studies Standards

  • Standard 3—Geography: Elementary: #1
    Geography can be divided into six essential elements which can be used to analyze important historic, geographic, economic, and environmental questions and issues. These six elements include: the world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical settings (including natural resources), human systems, environment and society, and the use of geography.

New York State Math, Science, Technology Standards

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: Physical Setting: #1
    Describe patterns of daily, monthly and seasonal changes in their environment

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #1
    Describe the life processes common to all living things

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #3
    Describe how the structures of plants and animals complement the environment of the plant or animal


Module 2: Who Are We?

New York State Social Studies Standards

  • Standard 1—Elementary: History of the United States and New York #1
    The study of New York State and United Sates history requires an analysis of the development of American culture, its diversity and multicultural context, and the ways people are unified by many values, practices, and traditions.

  • Standard 1—Elementary: History of the United States and New York #2
    Important ideas, social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions from New York State and United States history illustrate the connections and interactions of people and events across time from a variety of perspectives.

  • Standard 1—Elementary: History of the United States and New York #4
    Explore different experiences, beliefs, motives, and traditions of people living in their neighborhoods, communities, and State.

New York State Math, Science, Technology Standards

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #1
    Living things are both similar to and different from each other and nonliving things.

  • Standard 6—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #5
    Plants and animals depend on each other and their physical environment.


Module 3: How Did We Get Here?

New York State Social Studies Standards

  • Standard 1—Elementary: History of the United States and New York #3
    Study about the major social, political, economic, cultural, and religious developments in New York Sate and United States history involves learning about the important roles and contributions of individuals and groups.

  • Standard 4—Elementary: Economics #1
    The study of economics requires an understanding of major economic concepts and systems, the principles of economic decision making, and the interdependence of economics and economic systems throughout the world

New York State Math, Science, Technology Standards:

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #1
    Living things are both similar and different from each other and non-living things

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #3
    Individual organisms and species change over time

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #4
    The continuity of life is sustained through reproduction and development

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: Physical Setting: #1
    The Earth and celestial phenomena can be described by principles of relative motion and perspective.

  • Standard 5—Technology: Elementary: History and Evolution of Technology #5
    Technology has been the driving force in the evolution of society from an agricultural to an industrial to an information base.

  • Standard 5—Technology: Elementary: Impacts of Technology #6
    Technology can have positive and negative impacts on individuals, society, and the environment and humans have the capability and responsibility to constrain or promote technological development


Module 4: Where Are We Going?

New York State Social Studies Standards

  • Standard 3—Elementary: Geography #1
    Geography can be divided into six essential elements which can be used to analyze important questions and issues. These six elements include: the world in spatial terms places and regions, physical settings (including natural resources), human systems, environment and society, and the use of geography.

  • Standard 4—Elementary: Economics #1
    The study of economics requires an understanding of major concepts and systems, the principles of economic decision making, and the interdependence of economies and economic systems throughout the world.

New York State Math, Science, Technology Standards

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #4
    The continuity of life is sustained through reproduction and development

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #6
    Plants and animals depend on each other and their physical environment

  • Standard 4—Science: Elementary: The Living Environment: #7
    Human decisions and activities have led a profound impact on the physical and living environment