• Ms. Wells' Class
     
    Social Studies
    1st Grade Standards

    CA.1.1. A Child's Place in Time and Space: Students describe the rights and individual responsibilities of citizenship.

    1.1.1. Understand the rule-making process in a direct democracy (everyone votes on the rules) and in a representative democracy (an elected group of people make the rules), giving examples of both systems in their classroom, school, and community. 17
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.1.1.

    1.1.2. Understand the elements of fair play and good sportsmanship, respect for the rights and opinions of others, and respect for rules by which we live, including the meaning of the 'Golden Rule.' 22
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.1.2.

    CA.1.2. A Child's Place in Time and Space: Students compare and contrast the absolute and relative locations of places and people and describe the physical and/ or human characteristics of places.

    1.2.1. Locate on maps and globes their local community, California, the United States, the seven continents, and the four oceans. 7
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.2.1.

    1.2.2. Compare the information that can be derived from a three-dimensional model to the information that can be derived from a picture of the same location. 10
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.2.2.

    1.2.3. Construct a simple map, using cardinal directions and map symbols. 11
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.2.3.

    1.2.4. Describe how location, weather, and physical environment affect the way people live, including the effects on their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation. 8
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.2.4.

    CA.1.3. A Child's Place in Time and Space: Students know and understand the symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States that provide continuity and a sense of community across time.

    1.3.1. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing songs that express American ideals (e.g., 'My Country 'Tis of Thee'). 7
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.3.1.

    1.3.2. Understand the significance of our national holidays and the heroism and achievements of the people associated with them. 38
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.3.2.

    1.3.3. Identify American symbols, landmarks, and essential documents, such as the flag, bald eagle, Statue of Liberty, U.S. Constitution, and Declaration of Independence, and know the people and events associated with them. 12
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.3.3.

    CA.1.4. A Child's Place in Time and Space: Students compare and contrast everyday life in different times and places around the world and recognize that some aspects of people, places, and things change over time while others stay the same.

    1.4.1. Examine the structure of schools and communities in the past. 19
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.4.1.

    1.4.2. Study transportation methods of earlier days. 75
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.4.2.

    1.4.3. Recognize similarities and differences of earlier generations in such areas as work (inside and outside the home), dress, manners, stories, games, and festivals, drawing from biographies, oral histories, and folklore. 6
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.4.3.

    CA.1.5. A Child's Place in Time and Space: Students describe the human characteristics of familiar places and the varied backgrounds of American citizens and residents in those places.

    1.5.1. Recognize the ways in which they are all part of the same community, sharing principles, goals, and traditions despite their varied ancestry; the forms of diversity in their school and community; and the benefits and challenges of a diverse population. 20
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.5.1.

    1.5.2. Understand the ways in which American Indians and immigrants have helped define Californian and American culture.

    1.5.3. Compare the beliefs, customs, ceremonies, traditions, and social practices of the varied cultures, drawing from folklore. 164
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.5.3.

    CA.1.6. A Child's Place in Time and Space: Students understand basic economic concepts and the role of individual choice in a free-market economy.

    1.6.1. Understand the concept of exchange and the use of money to purchase goods and services. 19
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.6.1.

    1.6.2. Identify the specialized work that people do to manufacture, transport, and market goods and services and the contributions of those who work in the home. 41
    Suggested Titles for California Social Studies State Standard 1.6.2.

     
     
     
    GRADE TWO

    People Who Make a Difference

    Students in grade two explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives and learn the stories of extraordinary people from history whose achievements have touched them, directly or indirectly. The study of contemporary people who supply goods and services aids in understanding the complex interdependence in our free-market system.

     Students differentiate between things that happened long ago and things that happened yesterday.

    • Trace the history of a family through the use of primary and secondary sources, including artifacts, photographs, interviews, and documents.
    • Compare and contrast their daily lives with those of their parents, grandparents, and/or guardians.
    • Place important events in their lives in the order in which they occurred (e.g., on a time line or storyboard).

    Students demonstrate map skills by describing the absolute and relative locations of people, places, and environments.

    • Locate on a simple letter-number grid system the specific locations and geographic features in their neighborhood or community (e.g., map of the classroom, the school).
    • Label from memory a simple map of the North American continent, including the countries, oceans, Great Lakes, major rivers, and mountain ranges. Identify the essential map elements: title, legend, directional indicator, scale, and date.
    • Locate on a map where their ancestors live(d), telling when the family moved to the local community and how and why they made the trip.
    • Compare and contrast


     Students explain governmental institutions and practices in the United States and other countries.

     

    • Explain how the United States and other countries make laws, carry out laws, determine whether laws have been violated, and punish wrongdoers.
    • Describe the ways in which groups and nations interact with one another to try to resolve problems in such areas as trade, cultural contacts, treaties, diplomacy, and military force.

     

     Students understand basic economic concepts and their individual roles in the economy and demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills.

     

    • Describe food production and consumption long ago and today, including the roles of farmers, processors, distributors, weather, and land and water resources.
    • Understand the role and interdependence of buyers (consumers) and sellers (producers) of goods and services.
    • Understand how limits on resources affect production and consumption (what to produce and what to consume).

     

    Students understand the importance of individual action and character and explain how heroes from long ago and the recent past have made a difference in others’ lives (e.g., from biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Louis Pasteur, Sitting Bull, George Washington Carver, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Golda Meir, Jackie Robinson, Sally Ride).