• 1st Grade Social Studies

    A - Map and Globe Skills

    • use cardinal directions
    • use intermediate directions

    B - Information Processing Skills

    • compare similarities and differences
    • organize items chronologically
    • identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions
    • distinguish between fact and opinion
    • identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
    • identify and use primary and secondary sources
    • interpret timelines

    C - Historical Figures

    • read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history
    • describe how historical figures in American history were influenced by his or her time and place
    • describe how the historical figures in American history display positive character traits of fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment

    D - Our Earth

    • identify and apply cardinal directions when looking at a map or globe
    • identify and apply intermediate directions when looking at a map or globe
    • identify and locate one's own city, county, state, nation (country), and continent on a simple map or a globe
    • locate major topographical features of the Earth's surface

    E - Patriotism

    • explore the concept of patriotism through the words (e.g., brotherhood, liberty, freedom, pride, ) in the songs "America" (known as "My Country ‘Tis of Thee") and "America the Beautiful"

    F - Economics and Personal Finance

    • identify goods that people make and services that people provide for each other
    • explain that scarcity is when unlimited wants are greater than limited resources
    • describe how people are both producers and consumers
    • explain that people earn income by working and that they must make choices about how much to save and spend