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AASD SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

First Grade Social Studies

Description The social studies program in first grade revolves around preparing tomorrow's U.S. citizens in the

studies of maps and globes, holidays and observation days, Famous Americans, U. S. symbols, wants and needs, occupations, school rules and current events.

Credits Prerequisites Textbooks/Resources People and Places. MacMillan/McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0-02-150366-4

Required Assessments District-Wide, Standards-Based Assessment Board Approved May, 2007 Revised

AASD Social Studies Goals for K-12 Students

Develop a chronological sense of time, continuity and change and an awareness of geographic place. Recognize that history and culture influence a society. Develop an awareness of current affairs. Recognize facts and vocabulary pertinent to the grade and/or discipline. Discern cause and effect relationships. Analyze and evaluate information/data. Interpret visually-oriented content. Recognize the rights and responsibilities of individuals and of society. Understand reasons for conflicting ideas and develop possible resolutions. Adopt a wider perspective. Accept democratic beliefs.

Board Approved: May, 2007

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AASD SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

First Grade

AASD Social Studies Standards for Students in Grades K-12

I. Geography

Students in the Appleton Area School District will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places and environment: A. Location, place and regions. B. Movement. C. Human-environment interaction. D. Process and investigation. Students in the Appleton Area School District will learn about the history of Wisconsin, the U.S. and the world, examining change and continuity over time in order to develop historical perspective, explain historical relationships and analyze issues that affect the present and the future: A. Time, continuity and change in U.S. history. B. U.S. cultures and cultural diversity. C. People, places and events in U.S. history. D. Process and investigation. Students in the Appleton Area School District will learn about political science and acquire the knowledge of political systems necessary for developing individual civic responsibility by studying the history and contemporary uses of power, authority, and governance: A. World affairs. B. Basic concepts/purposes of government. C. American ideals and citizenship. D. Government structures and processes. Students in the Appleton Area School District will learn about production, distribution, exchange and consumption so that they can make informed economic decisions: A. Production, distribution, consumption and exchange. B. Science, technology, society and government. C. Global connections. D. Process, investigation and decision making. Students in the Appleton Area School District will learn about the behavioral sciences by exploring concepts from the discipline of sociology, the discipline of psychology, and the discipline of anthropology: A. Human origins and cultural development. B. Individual human behavior. C. Interactions between and among individuals, groups and institutions. D. Cultural diversity.

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II. History

III. Political Science and Citizenship

IV. Economics

V. Behavioral Sciences

Board Approved: May, 2007

AASD SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

First Grade

Course Objectives

1. Identify the geography through the study of the relationship among people, places, and environments

Performance Indicators

Performance will be satisfactory when the student: Maps and Globes a. labels/places the basic directions (North, South, East, West). b. locates a place/point on a simple map. c. interprets map symbols using a key. d. differentiates land and water on a map. e. draws a simple map. f. uses different types of maps and globes. g. identifies a world map and a U.S. map. h. identifies what a continent is.

Classroom Assessments

· *Make a map with a map key, river, tree house, school, and compass rose. Make It p. 109 Teacher's Manual · Foldables Six-Tab Book Teacher's manual p.61 (MacMillan) · Talk about it! Teacher's manual pp. 64-65 (MacMillan) · Reaching All Learners Teacher's manual p.73 (MacMillan) · Using Maps Teacher's manual p. 75 (MacMillan) · Map Skill Teacher's manual p. 79 (MacMillan) · Ongoing Assessment Teacher's manual p.87 (MacMillan) · *Try The Skill Make It! Teacher's manual p.91 (MacMillan)

Above objective aligned with AASD Social Studies standards: Geography: Location, Place and Regions

2. Compare/contrast the geography of places and regions

Performance will be satisfactory when the student: a. compares different bodies of water and land forms (lake, river, plain, hill, mountain) with relation to a map key.

· Ongoing Assessment Teacher's manual p. 89

Above objective aligned with AASD Social Studies standards: Geography: Location, Place and Regions

Board Approved: May, 2007

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AASD SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

First Grade

Course Objectives

3. Examines change and continuity over time

Performance Indicators

Performance will be satisfactory when the student: Holidays / Celebrations (see attached list) a. understands the significance of holidays, observance days, and celebrations. b. examines the sequence of events that led to the holidays, observance days and celebrations to be established. c. associates events and symbols with specific holidays, observance days, and celebrations. d. compares/contrasts the traditions and customs, associated with holidays, observance days and celebrations, of the past to current traditions and customs in the U.S. Famous Americans (see attached list) a. examines the lives of Famous Americans and the events /eras that affected them. b. relates/compares/contrasts the Famous American's life to their own. c. identifies Famous Americans in the past and present. d. identifies contributions made by Famous Americans in the past and present. Symbols of the United States (see attached list) a. examines the sequence of events which led to establishing the various symbols to represent the U.S. b. identifies the presence of symbols in the U.S. today. Historical Places (see attached list) a. examines the sequence of events which led to establishing the various historic places in the U.S. b. identifies the presence of historic places in the U.S. today. Current Events a. defines a current event. b. discusses current events.

Classroom Assessments

· *Make a timeline of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. · Foldables, Teacher's manual p. 33 (MacMillan) · Reaching All Learners, Teacher's manual p. 120-121 (MacMillan) · Reaching All Learners, Teacher's manual p. 141 (MacMillan) · Strand Citizenship, Teacher's manual p. 144 (MacMillan) · Symbol Riddles, Practice and Activity Book p. 30 (MacMillan) · Reaching All Learners Activity, Teacher's manual p. 148 (MacMillan) · Review and Assess, Teacher's manual p. 137 (MacMillan) · Citizen Activity, Teacher's manual p. 126 (MacMillan)

Above objective aligned with AASD Social Studies standards: History: Time, Continuity and Change in U.S. History U.S. Cultures and Cultural Diversity People, Places and Events in U.S. History

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AASD SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

First Grade

Course Objectives

4. Describe the role of citizenship in American Government

Performance Indicators

Performance will be satisfactory when the student: Responsibility of a U.S. Citizen a. understands citizens follow laws and vote for its leaders. b. recognizes the President as the leader of our country. Symbols of the United States a. names the colors of the flag and states what the 50 stars represent. b. recites the Pledge of Allegiance and follows the etiquette rules for a U.S. citizen. c. sings the Star Spangled Banner and follows the etiquette rules for a U.S. citizen. d. names 2 U.S. symbols. Famous Americans a. relates citizenship to lives/actions of Famous Americans past and present. School Rules a. understands rules exist to help us live together peacefully. b. understands that following room, building, playground and bus rules are part of their responsibility as citizens of the school community. c. recalls and follows school rules. Current Events a. relates current events to citizenship responsibilities/qualities.

Classroom Assessments

· *As a class, make a pretend community. Make laws for the citizens of the community. Vote for leaders and laws. · Foldables, Teacher's manual p. 119 (MacMillan) · Reaching All Learners, Teacher's manual p. 120121 (MacMillan) · Reaching All Learners, Teacher's manual p. 141 (MacMillan) · Strand Citizenship, Teacher's manual p. 144 (MacMillan) · Symbol Riddles, Practice and Activity Book p. 30 (MacMillan) · Reaching All Learners Activity, Teacher's manual p. 148 (MacMillan) · Review and Assess, Teacher's manual p. 137 (MacMillan) · Citizen Activity, Teacher's manual p. 126 (MacMillan)

Above objective aligned with AASD Social Studies standards: Political Science and Citizenship: Basic Concepts/Purposes of Government American Ideals and Citizenship Government Structures and Processes

Board Approved: May, 2007

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AASD SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

First Grade

Course Objectives

5. Apply concepts of goods and services in connection with school, occupations, and families

Performance Indicators

Performance will be satisfactory when the student: School a. names and recognizes staff members who contribute to the school community. b. explains the roles and responsibilities of staff, volunteers, and student volunteers. Occupations a. identifies a variety of jobs people perform. b. discusses the connections between school and occupations. c. identifies what good workers do. Family a. contributes to a class list of how family members provide for each other. Needs and Wants a. explains the difference between wants and needs. b. identifies the things people need to live (love, food, shelter, clothing). c. identifies ways people exchange goods and services.

Classroom Assessments

· *As a class, make a T chart of school staff members and their jobs · Ongoing Assessment Teacher's manual p. 181 (MacMillan) · Think and Write Teacher's manual p.183 (MacMillan) · Graphic Organizer G04 (Macmillan) · Ongoing Assessment Teacher's manual p. 177 (MacMillan) · Think and Write! Teacher's manual p. 179 (MacMillan) · Ongoing Assessment Teacher's manual p.179 (MacMillan)

Above objective aligned with AASD Social Studies standards: Economics: Production, Distribution, Consumption and Exchange

Board Approved: May, 2007

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AASD SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

First Grade

Course Objectives

6. Recognizes the interactions between and among people and groups of different world cultures within the U.S.

Performance Indicators

Performance will be satisfactory when the student: Holidays a. associates world cultures, religions, and/or people with specific holidays, observance days, and celebrations. b. compares/contrasts the diverse traditions and customs celebrated in the U.S. by people and groups of different world cultures. Families a. understands the diversity of families and their members (single parent, two parent, etc.) b. lists members of their families. Ethnic Heritage a. names his/her family's ethnic heritage. b. describes a tradition or food from his/her family's ethnic heritage. Current Events a. relates a current event with a specific world culture or event.

Classroom Assessments

· *Make a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast Christmas and Hanukkah, Culture Multiple Perspectives, Teacher's manual p. 21 (MacMillan) · Culture Multiple Perspectives ­ brainstorm as a class question 2, Teacher's manual p. 20 (MacMillan) · Culture Multiple Perspectives, Teacher's manual p. 277 (MacMillan) · Reaching All Learners ActivityEasy, Teacher's manual p. 1011

Above Objective aligned with AASD Social Studies standards: Behavioral Sciences: Human Origins and Cultural Development Interactions between and among Individuals, Groups and Institutions Cultural Diversity

Resources and learning activities that address course objectives: Let's Read Biographies, Level I, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, c1997. Summary: 12 brief biographies of Mary McLeod Bethune, Helen Keller, Christopher Columbus, Squanto, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington, Gary Soto, Maria Martinez, Maya Lin, Stephen F. Austin, and Ellen Ochoa.

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First Grade

Famous Americans

Samoset Squanto John Henry *Pilgrims Pocohantas *Sacajawea *Johnny Appleseed Harriet Tubman *Fredrick Douglas Ruby Bridges *Rosa Parks *Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. *President Washington *President John Adams President Thomas Jefferson *President Lincoln President T. Roosevelt *President G.W. Bush First Lady Laura Bush Benjamin Franklin *Alexander Graham Bell *Thomas Edison *George Washington Carver *Wright Brothers Amelia Earhart Neil Armstrong Glenn and Aldrin *Ellen Ochoa Mae Jemison Sally Ride *Mary McLeod Bethune Anne Sullivan/Hellen Keller *Clara Barton *Susan B. Anthony *Eleanor Roosevelt *Rachel Carson *Cesar Chavez Maria Martinez Mia Lin Dr. Seuss Laura Ingalls Wilder *Nathan Hale *Sam Houston *=mentioned in text book

Holidays / Observation Days / Celebrations

*Labor Day 1st day of fall Columbus Day Halloween *Ramadan/Eid al Fitr Election Day *Veteran's Day *Thanksgiving Divali St. Lucia Day St. Nick Day 1st day of winter Las Posadas *Hanukkah *Christmas *Kwanzaa New Year's Day Chinese New Year *Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ground Hog's Day Lincoln's Birthday Valentine's Day *President's Day Washington's Birthday St. Patrick's Day 1st day of spring Earth Day Easter *Cinco de Mayo Mother's Day Memorial Day *Flag Day *4th of July Father's Day 1st day of summer

*=mentioned/pictured in text

Symbols of the United States

U.S. flag Bald eagle White House Presidential Seal Declaration of Independence American money Empire State Building

Board Approved: May, 2007

Historic Places

White House Washington Monument Lincoln Memorial Mt. Rushmore Liberty Hall Statue of Liberty

Pledge of Allegiance "Star Spangled Banner" Statue of Liberty Liberty Bell Uncle Sam Air Force One Sears Tower

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