First Grade Social Studies Checkpoints

First Grade Social Studies Checkpoints
First Nine Weeks
Unit 1: Government/Civic Understandings (Positive Character Traits and Patriotic Words)
● Describe how historical figures display positive character traits (fairness, respect for
others/environment, conservation, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and
commitment) (SS1CG1)
● Explain the meaning of the patriotic words to America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) and
America the Beautiful (SS1CG2)
Unit 2: Our National Heritage (American Folktales/Heroes)
● Explain how folktales characterize our national heritage (John Henry, Johnny Appleseed,
Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley) (SS1H2)
Second Nine Weeks
Unit 3: Geography
● Describe cultural and geographic systems associated with historical figures (SS1G1)
● Identify and locate city, county, state, nation, and continent on a simple map or a globe
● Locate all continents (SS1G3a)
● Locate major oceans (SS1G3b)
Identify and describe landforms (SS1G3c)
Third Nine Weeks
Unit 4: Historical Figures
● Identify the contributions made by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis
and William Clark with Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Theodore Roosevelt, George
Washington Carver (SS1H1a)
Describe how everyday life of these figures is similar and different from everyday life in the
present (SS1H1b)
Fourth Nine Weeks
Unit 5: Economics
● Identify goods and services (SS1E1)
● Explain that people have to make choices about goods and services because of scarcity
● Describe how people are both producers and consumers (SS1E3)
Describe the costs and benefits of personal spending and saving choices (SS1E4)
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