Idaho State Standards for Social Studies — Grade 1

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1.Goal 1.1

Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of the United States.

1.Goal 1.2

Trace the role of migration and immigration of people in the development of the United States.

1.Goal 1.3

Identify the role of American Indians in the development of the United States.

1.Goal 1.4

Analyze the political, social, and economic responses to industrialization and technological innovations in the development of the United States.

1.Goal 1.5

Trace the role of exploration and expansion in the development of the United States.

1.Goal 1.6

Explain the rise of human civilization.

1.Goal 1.7

Trace how natural resources and technological advances have shaped human civilization.

1.Goal 1.8

Build an understanding of the cultural and social development of human civilization.

1.Goal 1.9

Identify the role of religion in the development of human civilization.

1.Goal 2.1

Analyze the spatial organizations of people, places and environment on the earths surface.

1.Goal 2.2

Explain how human actions modify the physical environment and how physical systems affect human activity and living conditions.

1.Goal 2.3

Trace the migration and settlement of human populations on the earths surface.

1.Goal 2.4

Analyze the human and physical characteristics of different places and regions.

1.Goal 2.5

Explain how geography enables people to comprehend the relationships between people, places, and environments over time.

1.Goal 3.1

Explain basic economic concepts.

1.Goal 3.2

Identify different influences on economic systems.

1.Goal 3.3

Analyze the different types of economic institutions.

1.Goal 3.4

Explain the concepts of good personal finance.

1.Goal 4.1

Build an understanding of the foundational principles of the American political system.

1.Goal 4.2

Build an understanding of the organization and formation of the American system of government.

1.Goal 4.3

Build an understanding that all people in the United States have rights and assume responsibilities.

1.Goal 4.4

Build an understanding of the evolution of democracy

1.Goal 4.5

Build an understanding of comparative government.

1.Goal 5.1

Build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence.


Recognize that each person belongs to many groups such as family, school, friends and neighborhood


Compare differences in the ways American families live today to how they lived in the past.


Use timelines to show personal and family history.


Compare personal histories, pictures, and music of other selected times and places in Americas past.


Explain what maps and globes represent and how they are used.


Use directions on a map: East, West, South, and North


Identify legends and keys on maps


Identify continents and large bodies of water on a globe or a map.


Name and locate continent, country, state, and community in which the class lives.


Describe ways people adjust to their environment.


Identify the ways people modify their environment.


Identify the basic needs of people such as food, clothing, and shelter


Identify ways people meet their needs by sharing, trading, and using money to buy goods and services.


Name things that people may want but do not need and explain the difference.


Identify ways to save money for future needs and wants


Explain why rules are necessary at home and school


Create rules and explain why rules must be applied fairly.


Discuss how groups make decisions and solve problems, such as voting and consensus.


Identify personal traits, such as courage, honesty, and responsibility.


Identify the significance of symbols in the United States.


Recite the Pledge of Allegiance.


Describe holidays and events and tell why they are commemorated in the United States.


Identify individuals who are helpful to people in their everyday lives.


Name some responsibilities that students have at home and school.


Compare family life in other parts of the world.


Discuss family structures and daily routines of various cultures around the world.