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Skills available for Indiana first-grade social studies standards

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Civics and Government

  • 2 Students explain the meaning of government; explain why rules and laws are needed in the school and community. They identify individual rights and responsibilities, and use a variety of sources to learn about the functions of government and roles of citizens.

    • Foundations of Government

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

    • Functions of Government

      • 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.

    • Roles of Citizens

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


  • 3 Students identify the basic elements of maps and globes and explain basic facts concerning the relationship of the sun to daily and seasonal weather. They identify selected geographic characteristics of their home, school, and neighborhood.

    • World in Spatial Terms

    • Places and Regions

    • Physical Systems

      • 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 in relation to the Earth/sun relationship.

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

    • Human Systems

      • 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.

    • Environment and Society

      • 1.3.9 Give examples of natural resources found locally and describe how people in the school and community use these resources and how they protect these resources for the future.