Grades K-2 Learning Standards


The Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies/, Science, and Technical Subjects for Grades K – 5 cover Speaking and Listening, Reading Literature and Informational Texts, Language, Writing, and Foundational Skills (Foundational Skills are for grades K – 2 only.) All of the standards within the ELA categories may be addressed using the content provided in Stories of the Sea: the Searsport Sea Captains, depending on the activities implemented by the teacher. Some suggested activities are provided online, but many more are possible, especially using the books listed in the Resource Section. Therefore, it is not possible to closely align CCSI ELA standards with the Web chapters, as any or all of the standards may well apply.

Where to Find More Detailed Maritime History/CCSI ELA Alignment

In contrast to Penobscot Bay History Online, Penobscot Marine Museum’s Maritime History and Literacy Curriculum uses the online maritime history content as the jumping-off point for an actual curriculum . The Curriculum is available as museum-taught units or in the form of “History Kits” that may be rented by classrooms. Each Curriculum unit offers six weeks’ worth of lesson plans including literacy activities, games, and projects designed to help students learn about a topic and practice literacy skills at the same time. In contrast to the chapters of Penobscot Bay History Online, which are intended to provide an overview of a topic, the Curriculum is sequential, detailed, and activity-based, and includes essential questions and suggested assessments. It is directed at elementary age students. Each unit of the Curriculum includes a listing of specific CCSI ELA and Math objectives that correspond with the activities within that unit. Each unit also includes the relevant Maine Learning Results for other content areas. The online chapters, on the other hand, constitute a resource for teachers, students, and anyone interested in history.

The History Kit/Curriculum Unit that most closely aligns with Stories of the Sea: The Searsport Sea Captains is called Life at Sea. Life at Sea is also another chapter on this educational website.

Common Core Standards: MATH
Counting and Cardinality
·  Know number names and the count sequence
·  Count to tell the number of objects
·  Compare numbers
Measurement and Data
Describe and compare measurable attributes

Grade 1:
Number and Operations in Base Ten
·  Extend the counting sequence
·  Understand place value

Measurement and Data
·  Represent and interpret data

Grade 2:
Measurement and Data
·  Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects

2007 Learning Results

Science and Technology
A1. Systems
B1. Skills and Traits of Scientific Inquiry
B2. Skills and Traits of Technological Design
C2. Understandings About Science and Technology
D4. Force and Motion

Social Studies
C1. Students understand the nature of economics as well as key foundation ideas.
C2. Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in Economics
D1. Geographic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns
D2. Individual, Cultural, International and Global Connections in Geography
E1. Students understand the nature of history as well as key foundation ideas
E2. Individual, Cultural, International and Global Connections in History

Visual and Performing Arts
Visual Arts
B1. Media Skills
E2. The Arts and Other Disciplines

Grades K-2
Learning Results