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Social Studies: Grade 1 Version: CPS08-09

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Unit Name: 01 - Our Earth and Our Country: Home, Sweet Home

Essential Question

What parts make up our Earth? What is my global address?

Enduring Understanding

Students will be able to recall the names of their city, county, state, nation and continent and locate them on a map or globe.

Students will be able to locate all continents and oceans on a map or globe.

Students will be able to describe mountains, deserts, valleys, plains, plateaus, and coasts.

Topic 1

Local Community

  • Identify his/her city, county state, country on a map or globe
  • Show respect for one's country through the words of patriotic songs
  • Topic 1 Standards and Elements

    SS1CG2: Patriotic words
    SS1G2: Identification of location

    Topic 2

    Continents and Oceans

  • Identify continents on a map or globe
  • Identify oceans on a map or globe
  • Topic 2 Standards and Elements

    SS1G2: Identification of location
    SS1G3: Topographical features

    Topic 3


  • Students will recognize the characteristics of mountains, valleys, deserts, plains, plateaus, and coasts.
  • Topic 3 Standards and Elements

    SS1G3: Topographical features

    Topic 4

    Topic 4 Standards and Elements

    Unit Vocabulary

    • mountains
    • plateaus
    • state
    • northwest
    • "America the Beautiful"
    • desert
    • coasts
    • nation/country
    • southwest
    • valleys
    • city
    • northeast
    • intermediate directions
    • plains
    • county
    • southeast
    • "America" ("My Country 'Tis of Thee")

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