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Grade-1 Social Studies Course Outline

Grade-1 Social Studies Course Outline

This course follows Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for 1st grade social studies. It continues to build on the big ideas taught in kindergarten social studies, and brings new ideas forward as well, most in the context of a family. First, the students learn more about families, how they can be similar and how they can be different. The students also learn about how families interact and the rules families follow. The students then hear about how learning happens, both at school and at home. Next the students learn about how both children and parents work, where they work, and how money is used in our culture. The differences between a want and a need is explained, along with how people get what they want and how needs and wants have changed over time. The class then focuses on choices that are made by people, how to make good choices, and important choices made in history. The students will then learn how to read maps and will discuss the different places that families can live in the USA and in other countries. The students will learn about our natural resources and how we must take care of our resources in order to keep them around. The first American families are discussed, particularly Native American families and their stories. Finally the students learn about the holidays we celebrate and remember.

1- Course Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Course Description
  • Assessments
  • Pretest
  • Assignment: Pretest

2- Family

  • Family
  • Assignment: Your Family
  • Families Big and Small
  • Families are Important
  • Assignment: Family Assignment
  • Gwendolyn Brooks

3- Families Work and Play Together

  • Families Work and Play Together
  • Families Work Together
  • Family Rules
  • Worksheet: Families Work and Play Together

4- Families Learn Together

  • Learning
  • Teachers
  • Learning at Home
  • Worksheet: Learning with Family

5- Families at Work

  • Families at Work
  • Where do People Work?
  • Worksheet: Families at Work
  • Children at Work
  • Where do Children Work?
  • Money
  • Assignment: Make Your Own Money
  • A Worker in History: Clara Barton

6- What Families Need and Want

  • What Do Families Need and Want
  • Worksheet: What do Families Need and Want?
  • How To Get What You Need and Want
  • Goods and Services
  • Needs and Wants in the 1800s
  • Midtest
  • Assignment: Midtest
  • Quiz: Needs and Wants Today and in the Past

7- Families Make Choices

  • Families Make Choices
  • Worksheet: Families Make Choices
  • How to Make Choices
  • Essay: Families Make Choices
  • Choices in History

8- Families Live in Neighborhoods

  • Families Live in Neighborhoods
  • Worksheet: Families Live in Neighborhoods
  • Maps
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Assignment: Library Map

9- Families Live in Different Places

  • Families Live in Different Places
  • Families Live in the USA
  • Families Live in Other Countries
  • Worksheet: Families Live in Different Places

10- Taking Care of Our Resources

  • Resources
  • Pollution
  • People Who Protect Resources
  • Essay:
  • Essay: Taking Care of Our Resources

11- The First American Families

  • The First American Families
  • Native American Stories
  • Assignment: Native American Story
  • Quiz:
  • Quiz: First American Families

12- Ways We Celebrate and Remember

  • Ways We Celebrate and Remember
  • Holidays of the World
  • Essay: World Holidays
  • Celebrate to Honor People and Events
  • Symbols in America
  • Families and the First Thanksgiving
  • Quiz:
  • Quiz: Families and the First Thanksgiving
  • Post-test
  • Assignment: Post-test
  • Quiz: Ways We Celebrate and Remember

13- Course Evaluation

  • Handout: Course Evalulation
  • Assignment: Course Evaluation
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