Social Studies: Grade 1 Version: CPS08-09

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Social Studies

Strand: Historical Understandings

SS1H1: Historical figures
The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.
Element: SS1H1.a
Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin (inventor/author/statesman), Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence), Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea (exploration), Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad), Theodore Roosevelt (National Parks and the environment), George Washington Carver (science).
Element: SS1H1.b
Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation, communication, recreation).

SS1H2: American folktales
The student will read or listen to American folktales and explain how they characterize our national heritage. The study will include John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley.

Strand: Geographic Understandings

SS1G1: Cultural and geographic systems
The student will describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS1H1a.

SS1G2: Identification of location
The student will identify and locate his/her city, county, state, nation, and continent on a simple map or a globe.

SS1G3: Topographical features
The student will locate major topographical features of the earth's surface.
Element: SS1G3.a
Locate all of the continents: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, and Australia.
Element: SS1G3.b
Locate the major oceans: Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian.
Element: SS1G3.c
Identify and describe landforms (mountains, deserts, valleys, plains, plateaus, and coasts).

Strand: Government/Civics Understandings

SS1CG1: Positive character traits
The student will describe how the historical figures in SS1H1a display positive character traits of fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, conservation, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.

SS1CG2: Patriotic words
The student will explain the meaning of the patriotic words to America (My Country 'Tis of Thee) and America the Beautiful.

Strand: Economic Understandings

SS1E1: Goods and services
The student will identify goods that people make and services that people provide for each other.

SS1E2: Choices
The student will explain that people have to make choices about goods and services because of scarcity.

SS1E3: Producers and consumers
The student will describe how people are both producers and consumers.

SS1E4: Personal spending and saving
The student will describe the costs and benefits of personal spending and saving choices.

Strand: Map and Globe Skills

SS1MG1: Map and globe skills
Map and globe skills
Element: SS1MG1.a
Use cardinal directions.
Element: SS1MG1.b
Use intermediate directions.

Strand: Information Processing Skills

SS1IP1: Information processing skills
Information processing skills.
Element: SS1IP1.a
Compare similarities and differences.
Element: SS1IP1.b
Organize items chronologically.
Element: SS1IP1.c
Identify issues and/or problems and alternative solutions.
Element: SS1IP1.d
Distinguish between fact and opinion.
Element: SS1IP1.e
Identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context.
Element: SS1IP1.f
Identify and use primary and secondary sources.
Element: SS1IP1.g
Interpret timelines.

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