Indiana Learning Standards - Social Studies — Grade 1


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1.1.1

Compare the way individuals in the community lived in the past with the way they live in the present.

1.1.2

Compare past and present similarities and differences in community life through different forms of media, biographies, oral histories, folklore, video images, etc.

1.1.3

Identify American songs and symbols and discuss their origins.

1.1.4

Identify local people from the past who have shown honesty, courage and responsibility.

1.1.5

Identify people and events observed in national celebrations and holidays.

1.1.6

Develop a simple timeline of important events in the students life.

1.1.7

Use the terms past and present; yesterday, today and tomorrow; and next week and last week to sequentially order events that have occurred in the school.

1.1.8

Explain how clocks and calendars are used to measure time.

1.1.9

Distinguish between historical fact and fiction in American folktales and legends that are part of American culture

1.2.1

Identify rights that people have and identify the responsibilities that accompany these rights.

1.2.2

Define and give examples of rules and laws in the school and the community and explain the benefits of these rules and laws.

1.2.3

Describe ways that individual actions can contribute to the common good of the classroom or community.

1.2.4

Define what a citizen* is and describe the characteristics of good citizenship.

1.2.5

Know the Pledge of Allegiance and understand that it is a promise to be loyal to the United States

1.3.1

Identify the cardinal directions (north, south, east and west) on maps and globes.

1.3.2

Identify and describe continents, oceans, cities and roads on maps and globes.

1.3.3

Identify and describe the relative locations* of places in the school setting

1.3.4

Identify and describe physical features* and human features* of the local community including home, school and neighborhood.

1.3.5

Summarize weather patterns in the community, including temperature, precipitation, cloud cover and the amount of sunlight during the different seasons of the year

1.3.6

Explain the effect of seasonal change on plants, animals, and people.

1.3.7

Draw simple maps using symbols that show how space is used in familiar areas such as the classroom, the school, and the neighborhood.

1.3.8

Compare cultural similarities and differences of various ethnic and cultural groups found in Indiana such as family traditions and customs, and traditional clothing and food.

1.3.9

Give examples of natural resources found locally and describe how people in the school and community use these resources

1.4.1

Identify goods (tangible objects, such as food or toys, that can satisfy peoples wants and needs) that people use.

1.4.2

Identify services (actions that someone does for someone else) that people do for each other.

1.4.3

Compare and contrast different jobs people do to earn income.

1.4.4

Describe how people in the school and community are both producers (people who use resources to provide goods or services) and consumers (people who use goods or services).

1.4.5

Explain that people have to make choices about goods and services because resources are limited in relation to peoples wants and needs (scarcity).

1.4.6

Explain that people exchange goods and services to get the things they want and need.