Washington State K-12 Social Studies Learning Standards — Grade 1


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1.1.1.1

This component is addressed in grades K, 2 5, 7, 8, 11, and 12

1.1.2.1

This component is addressed in grades K, 2, and 4 12.

1.1.3.1

This component is addressed in grades 6 12.

1.1.4.1

This component is addressed in grades 2, 4-8, and 11-12.

1.2.1.1

Understands that when individuals and families make choices about meeting their needs and wants, something is gained and something is given up.

1.2.2.1

This component is addressed in grades 2 - 12.

1.2.3.1

This component is addressed in grades 5 12.

1.2.4.1

This component is addressed in grades 4, and 6 12.

1.3.1.1

Understands and uses maps and globes to identify major bodies of water and continental land masses. Examples: Uses a map or globe to identify the location of the continents and major bodies of water. Explains how maps and globes can be used to locate the continents where families live.

1.3.2.1

Understands that the way families live is shaped by the environment. Examples: Explains how the climate and physical features of an area determine the types of home in which people live. Explains how the food families eat is affected by the natural resources that are available in their regions.

1.3.2.2

Understands why families make decisions to move. Examples: Explains that families may move to a smaller or bigger home when family size decreases or increases. Explains that families may move when job opportunities become available.

1.3.3.1

This component is addressed in grades 3, 4, 6, and 8 12.

1.4.1.1

Understands and creates family timelines to show events in a sequential manner. Examples: Creates and explains a timeline that describes family events over time. Creates and explains a family timeline that describes changes to the family.

1.4.2.1

This component is addressed in grades 2 12.

1.4.3.1

This component is addressed in grades 4 12.

1.4.4.1

Understands how knowledge of family history can be used to make current choices. Examples: Explains how a family marks celebrations using traditions and customs from the past.

1.5.1.1

This component is addressed in grades K, and 2 12.

1.5.2.1

Understands how questions are used to find out information. Examples: Explains how questions can be used to find out how families celebrate holidays. Explains how questions can be used to find out how families live in different countries.

1.5.2.2

Uses texts and visuals to identify the main ideas or key details to study family life. Examples: Uses photos to describe how different families live.

1.5.3.1

Engages in discussions to learn about how families live around the world. Examples: Engages in discussions to learn how families from around the world celebrate birthdays. Engages in discussions to learn about the clothing worn by families from around the world.

1.5.4.1

Describes how different people live using a graphic organizer. Examples: Describes similarities and differences in the ways families celebrate holidays using a T-chart. Describes similarities and differences in the ways in which families live using a table.