Delaware Standards for Social Studies — Grade 1

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Students will understand that leaders are sometimes chosen by election, and that elected officials are expected to represent the interests of the people who elected them


Students will understand that positions of authority carry responsibilities and should be respected.


Students will understand that respect for others, their opinions, and their property is a foundation of civil society in the United States


Students will understand that American citizens have distinct rights, responsibilities, and privileges.


Students will demonstrate the skills necessary for participating in a group, including defining an objective, dividing responsibilities, and working cooperatively.


Students will understand that individuals and families with limited resources undertake a wide variety of activities to satisfy their wants.


Students will apply the concept that economic choices require the balancing of costs incurred with benefits received.


Students will understand how barter, money, and other media are employed to facilitate the exchange of resources, goods, and services.


Students will identify human wants and the various resources and strategies which have been used to satisfy them over time.