New Hampshire Curriculum Framework Social Studies — Grade 1


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SS:CV:1

The Nature and Purpose of Government Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of governments, and the fundamental ideals of government of the United States.

SS:CV:1:1.1

Compare the rules to the classroom and school to the rules of the United States system of government. (Themes: A: Conflict and Cooperation, B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement, H: Individualism, Equality and Authority)

SS:CV:1:1.2

Identify documents and symbols that embody the core ideals of the United States Government, e.g., the bald eagle, the Pledge of Allegiance. (Themes: B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement, J: Human Expression and Communication)

SS:CV:1:1.3

Identify the basic purposes of state and national government. (Themes: B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement)

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Evaluate the effectiveness and fairness of rules and laws at the school level. (Themes: A: Conflict and Cooperation, H: Individualism, Equality and Authority)

SS:CV:1:2.1

Explain how public officials are chosen. (Themes: A: Conflict and Cooperation, B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement)

SS:CV:1:3.1

Explain that the world is divided into different countries. (Themes: A: Conflict and Cooperation, B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement, E: Cultural Development, Interaction, and Change)

SS:CV:1:3.2

Describe ways in which countries interact with each other culturally. (Themes: E: Cultural Development, Interaction, and Change, F: Global Transformation)

SS:CV:1:3.3

Describe why it is important for countries to work together to resolve issues, e.g., disaster relief or famine. (Themes: A: Conflict and Cooperation, F: Global Transformation)

SS:CV:1:4.1

Examine the responsibilities of individuals as members of a family, school and community, e.g., community helpers or chores at home and school. (Themes: B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement, C: People, Places and Environment)

SS:CV:1:4.2

Discuss ways individuals can be involved in their community, e.g., food drive or cleaning school grounds. (Themes: B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement)

SS:EC:1

Economics and the Individual Students will learn about their role in a free market, how decisions that they make affect the economy, and how changes in the economy can affect them.

SS:EC:1:1.1

Define goods and services, producers and consumers. (Themes: D: Material Wants and Needs)

SS:EC:1:1.2

Describe the steps and materials needed to make a product, e.g., milk or crayons. (Themes: D: Material Wants and Needs, G: Science, Technology, and Society)

SS:EC:1:2.1

Distinguish between needs and wants. (Themes: D: Material Wants and Needs)

SS:EC:1:4.1

Identify the characteristics of money. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment, D: Material Wants and Needs, G: Science, Technology, and Society)

SS:EC:1:4.2

Describe basic services banks or other financial institutions provide to consumers, savers, borrowers, and businesses. (Themes: D: Material Wants and Needs, H: Individualism, Equality and Authority)

SS:EC:1:5.1

Define the term resources, e.g., trees, books (Themes: D: Material Wants and Needs, G: Science, Technology, and Society)

SS:GE:1

The World in Spatial Terms Students will demonstrate the ability to use maps, mental maps, globes, and other graphic tools and technologies to acquire, process, report, and analyze geographic information.

SS:GE:1:1.1

Identify the characteristics and purposes of globes and maps. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment, F: Global Transformation)

SS:GE:1:1.2

Introduce spatial information on maps and other geographic representations, e.g., map key, compass rose. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment)

SS:GE:1:1.3

Identify major physical and human features in the United States and on Earth, e.g., cities, oceans, or continents. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment, G: Science, Technology, and Society)

SS:GE:1:2.1

Explore the physical and human characteristics of place, e.g., roads, schools or mountains. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment, E: Cultural Development, Interaction, and Change, G: Science, Technology, and Society)

SS:GE:1:2.2

Recognize that areas of the Earth's surface share unifying geographic characteristics, e.g., towns, deserts or woodlands. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment)

SS:GE:1:2.3

Observe the ways in which different people perceive places, e.g., personal drawings or book illustrations. (Themes: G: Science, Technology, and Society, J: Human Expression and Communication)

SS:GE:1:3.1

Investigate how the Earth-Sun relationship affects our daily lives, e.g., seasons in New Hampshire or sunlight and shadows. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment)

SS:GE:1:3.2

Explore the components and distribution of ecosystems, e.g., desert or rainforest. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment)

SS:GE:1:4.1

Explore the distribution of a population, e.g., city or farm. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment)

SS:GE:1:4.2

Identify what are natural resources, e.g., water or trees. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment)

SS:GE:1:5.1

Recognize the role of natural resources in daily life, e.g., food, clothing, or shelter. (Themes: A: Conflict and Cooperation, C: People, Places and Environment, D: Material Wants and Needs)

SS:GE:1:5.2

Investigate how people use resources, e.g., building homes or the food they eat. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment, D: Material Wants and Needs)

SS:HI:1

Political Foundations and Development Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major ideas, issues and events pertaining to the history of governance in our state and nation.

SS:HI:1:1.1

Identify national and New Hampshire celebrations, monuments, symbols and documents, e.g., flags, Fourth of July, Lincoln Memorial, Constitution. (Themes: A: Conflict and Cooperation, B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement, E: Cultural Development, Interaction, and Change)

SS:HI:1:2.1

Recognize that the world is interconnected, e.g., trade or transportation. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment, D: Material Wants and Needs, F: Global Transformation)

SS:HI:1:3.1

Identify individuals and/or groups who have profoundly affected life in the United States, e.g., Abraham Lincoln, or Pilgrims. (Themes: H: Individualism, Equality and Authority, I: Patterns of Social and Political Interaction, J: Human Expression and Communication)

SS:HI:1:3.2

Explore art, music and literature of various time periods, e.g., spirituals or Native American Art. (Themes: J: Human Expression and Communication)

SS:HI:1:3.3

Recognize that groups have enhanced art, music and literature of our nation, e.g., African American or Irish. (Themes: E: Cultural Development, Interaction, and Change, F: Global Transformation, J: Human Expression and Communication)

SS:HI:1:4.1

Identify different segments of the United States economy, e.g., farm, manufacturing, or retail. (Themes: D: Material Wants and Needs, G: Science, Technology, and Society)

SS:HI:1:5.1

Identify how the lives of women and children have changed over time in our country. (Themes: B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement, I: Patterns of Social and Political Interaction)

SS:HI:1:5.2

Identify the concept of diversity. (Themes: E: Cultural Development, Interaction, and Change, I: Patterns of Social and Political Interaction, J: Human Expression and Communication)

SS:WH:1

Political Foundations and Developments Students will demonstrate an understanding of major events, ideas and issues pertaining to the history of governance.

SS:WH:1:1.1

Recognize that people of different countries have different social and political systems. (Themes: A: Conflict and Cooperation, B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement, I: Patterns of Social and Political Interaction)

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Explore ways that societies around the world express themselves artistically, e.g., songs, dance or clothing. (Themes: J: Human Expression and Communication)

SS:WH:1:5.1

Identify the concepts of values and beliefs. (Themes: B: Civic Ideals, Practices, and Engagement, E: Cultural Development, Interaction, and Change, I: Patterns of Social and Political Interaction)