Georgia Social Studies Standards — Grade 1

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The student will describe how the historical figures in SS1H1a display positive character traits of fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, conservation, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.


The student will explain the meaning of the patriotic words to America (My Country Tis of Thee) and America the Beautiful.


The student will identify goods that people make and services that people provide for each other.


The student will explain that people have to make choices about goods and services because of scarcity.


The student will describe how people are both producers and consumers. SS1E4 The student will describe the costs and benefits of personal spending and saving choices


The student will describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS1H1a.


The student will identify and locate his/her city, county, state, nation, and continent on a simple map or a globe.


The student will locate major topographical features of the earths surface. a. Locate all of the continents: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, and Australia. b. Locate the major oceans: Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. c. Identify and describe landforms (mountains, deserts, valleys, plains, plateaus, and coasts).


The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history. a. Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin (inventor/author/ statesman),Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence), Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea (exploration), Harriet Tubman (Underground Railroad), Theodore Roosevelt (National Parks and the environment), George Washington Carver (science). b. Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation, communication, recreation).


The student will read or listen to American folktales and explain how they characterize our national heritage. The study will include John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley.