Maryland Social Studies Standards — Grade 1


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SS.1.1.A.1.a

Explain how rules promote fairness, responsibility, and privacy in the school and community

SS.1.1.A.1.b

Identify leadership positions in the school and community and recognize their authority in keeping students safe, following rules, and maintaining order

SS.1.1.A.2.a

Identify and discuss the meaning of common symbols associated with the United States of America, such as bald eagle, White House, and the Statue of Liberty

SS.1.1.A.2.b

Describe how actions, such as pledging allegiance to the American flag and singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' and 'America' are associated with being a citizen

SS.1.1.B.1.a

Describe the contributions of people, past and present, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the current president

SS.1.1.B.1.b

Explain how contributions of people may be recognized with holidays and celebrations, such as Presidents' Day and Veterans' Day

SS.1.1.C.1.a

Identify the rights, responsibilities and choices that students have in the family, school, and neighborhood

SS.1.1.C.1.b

Demonstrate ways to work together to maintain a clean and safe home, school, and neighborhood environment

SS.1.2.A.1.a

Observe and describe ways people in their school and community meet human needs for food, clothing, shelter, and other commonalities, such as recreation, music, and stories

SS.1.2.A.1.b

Discuss and respect traditions and customs of families in the community

SS.1.2.B.1.a

Identify how families choose to share and borrow traditions from other cultures

SS.1.2.C.1.a

Describe, discuss, and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative group, such as sharing concern, care, and respect among group members

SS.1.3.A.1.a

Locate the continents and oceans using maps and a globe

SS.1.3.A.1.b

Use photographs and pictures to describe a place

SS.1.3.A.1.c

Identify a place using bird's eye view

SS.1.3.A.1.d

Define map elements as parts of a map that make it easy to use

SS.1.3.A.1.e

Describe where places are located on a map using relative distance and direction, such as near-far, above-below and cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west)

SS.1.3.B.1.a

Identify and describe physical characteristics of a place (physical features, climate, vegetation and animal life)

SS.1.3.B.1.b

Identify human characteristics of a place (human-made features, language, political system, how people make a living)

SS.1.3.B.1.c

Describe places by how people make a living and where they live

SS.1.3.C.1.a

Identify how transportation links people and goods between places

SS.1.3.C.1.b

Explain how communication links people and messages between places

SS.1.3.D.1.a

Describe how people in a community modify their environment to meet changing needs for shelter, such as clearing land for a housing community

SS.1.3.D.1.b

Describe why and how people protect the environment

SS.1.3.D.1.c

Explain how people adapt to changes in the environment, such as using less water in the drought

SS.1.4.A.1.a

Identify and discuss goods and services provided in the community

SS.1.4.A.1.b

Explain how getting something one wants may mean giving up something in return

SS.1.4.A.2.a

Give examples of natural and human resources used in production, such as making butter, making ice cream, and building houses

SS.1.4.A.2.b

Describe the skills people need for their work in the home, school, and community

SS.1.4.A.3.a

Describe how tools and products have affected the way people live, work, or play

SS.1.4.B.1.a

Explain how markets operate

SS.1.4.B.1.b

Identify markets in the local community, such as grocery stores, farmers' markets, toy stores, and fast food restaurants

SS.1.4.B.3.a

Describe how people earn money by working at a job

SS.1.4.B.3.b

Compare goods that have different values, such as same item at different stores

SS.1.5.A.1.a

Use terms related to time to order events sequentially that have occurred in the school

SS.1.5.A.1.b

Classify events as belonging to past or present

SS.1.5.A.2.a

Construct meaning from informational text and text features about the past

SS.1.5.A.2.b

Collect and examine photographs of the past and compare with current photographs of similar images, such as old photographs of the school and community

SS.1.6

Students shall use reading, writing, and thinking processes and skills to gain knowledge and understanding of political, historical, and current events using disciplinary and inquiry literacies.