1 The student will develop and demonstrate Common Core informational text reading literacy skills.
A Key Ideas and Details
1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text (e.g., primary or secondary sources) as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
3 Describe the connection between a series of historic events or social studies concepts.
B Craft and Structure
4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a social studies text.
5 Know and use various text features (e.g., maps, graphs, charts captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, and icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe in primary and secondary informational texts.
C Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram, landforms, satellite photos, maps, and charts) contribute to and clarify a text.
9 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
2 The student will develop and demonstrate Common Core writing literacy skills.
A Text Types and Purposes
1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
3 Write narratives in which they recount a sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order (e.g., cause and effect relationships), and provide a sense of closure.
B Production and Distribution of Writing
6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
C Research to Build and Present Knowledge
7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., primary and secondary sources on a single topic).
8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
4 Participate in patriotic traditions including the recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance and singing of The Star Spangled Banner, and demonstrate proper flag etiquette and appropriate behavior during both.
5 Describe relationships between people and events of the past which are commemorated on Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington's Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, Flag Day, and Independence Day.
2 The student will understand basic economic concepts in the American economy.
1 Describes ways people are paid for their labor and how goods and services are purchased through means like check, cash, and credit cards, and provide examples of interdependence through trade/barter and purchase.
2 Describe the connection between taxes and community services including schools, sanitation and water, fire and police protection, libraries, and roads.
3 The student will examine how humans modify their environment.
1 Construct basic maps using legends, scale, and intermediate directions including the introduction of latitude and longitude and the division of the Earth into four hemispheres.
2 Identify basic natural landforms and bodies of water and man-made environments including examples found in the community and the United States: plains, mountains, peninsulas, and islands; rivers, lakes, oceans, seas, gulfs, bays, and harbors; and highways, cities, airports, and railroads.
3 Locate on a physical map of the United States the major natural features including the Mississippi River, Colorado River, Rio Grande, Great Lakes, Rocky and Appalachian Mountain Ranges, the Great Plains, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the Gulf of Mexico.
4 The student will examine the lives of notable Americans who expanded peoples' rights and freedoms in the American system of government.
1 Participate in shared and individual research using biographies and informational text historic examples of honesty, courage, patriotism, self-sacrifice, and other admirable character traits seen in citizens and leaders including Abigail Adams, Francis Scott Key, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Chief Joseph, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fred Korematsu, Jackie Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, César Chávez, and Senator Daniel Inouye.
3 Commemorate months designated to the contributions the American nation of significant groups to the history of including National Hispanic History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
4 Understand chronological sequencing and the connection between historic events and individuals through the creation of basic timelines.