Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science — Grade 1

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Create questions to help guide inquiry about a topic with guidance from adults and/or peers


Explore facts from various sources that can be used to answer the developed questions.


Gather information from one or two sources with guidance and support from adults and/or peers.


Evaluate a source by distinguishing between fact and opinion.


Ask and answer questions about arguments and explanations.


Use listening, consensus building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classroom.


Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.


Identify and explain how rules function in various settings, inside and outside of the school.


Construct and interpret maps and other representations to navigate a familiar place.