Social Studies - Grade 1
The Social Studies program focuses on children’s roles as members of a family and school community. Children explore self, family and school through the following concepts and themes:
Identity- different types of families exist in all communities
Change- families have a past and change over time.
Identity- family values, attitudes, and capabilities are similar and different.
Culture– communities have monuments and important places.
Places and Regions- places can be located on maps and globes.
Scarcity- unlimited needs and wants conflict with limited natural and human
Technology- tools are used by people to get what they need and want.
Government- people form governments to develop rules that protect citizens.
Citizenship and Civic Values- citizenship includes knowledge and respect for the symbols of theUnited States of America.
Culture- family beliefs, customs and traditions shape communities.
Decision making– children and adults solve problems, make decisions and resolve conflicts.
GRADE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
1. Identify similar/different characteristics of people.
2. Explain why people need each other.
3. Explain how families are alike.
4. Identify family traditions.
5. Identify tools and the workers who use them.
6. Identify different jobs.
7. Recognize that people do different work to earn money.
8. Discuss differences between wants and needs.
9. Explain various goods and services.
10. Identify needs fulfilled outside the family.
11. Design classroom and community maps.
12. Locate land and water.
change over time
decision – making
goods and services
now and long ago
resources (limited or scarce)
roles and responsibilities
HOME ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT LEARNING
Readingdaily to your child will support social studies instruction.
New York State Education Department: Social Studies Information