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Skills available for Pennsylvania first-grade social studies standards

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5 Civics and Government

  • 5.1 Principles and Documents of Government

  • 5.2 Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

    • Civics Rights and Responsibilities

      • 5.2.1.A Identify and explain the importance of responsibilities at school and at home.

    • Conflict and Resolution

      • 5.2.1.B Identify a problem and attempt to solve with adult or peer assistance.

    • Leadership and Public Service

      • 5.2.1.C Identify school projects/activities that support leadership and public service.

    • Competent and Responsible Citizens

      • 5.2.1.D Explain responsible school behavior.

  • 5.3 How Government Works

    • Branches of Government

    • Structure, Organization, and Operation of Governments

    • Government Services

    • Leadership and Political Elections

      • 5.3.1.D Identify positions of authority in the classroom community.

    • Elements of the Election Process

      • 5.3.1.E Identify situations in the school or community when it is beneficial to have an elected official represent the people.

    • Conflict and the Court System

      • 5.3.1.F Identify and explain behaviors for responsible classroom citizens and possible consequences for inappropriate action.

    • Media Influences

      • 5.3.1.H Explain how information/news is conveyed to the public.

    • Taxes

      • 5.3.1.I Provide examples of taxation.

    • Systems of Government

      • 5.3.1.J Describe situations where voting eases conflict.

  • 5.4 How International Relationships Function

    • Countries and Conflicts

      • 5.4.1.A Identify ways to avoid conflict.

    • Tools of Foreign Policy

      • 5.4.1.B Describe how classrooms can work together.

    • Media and Its Influence

      • 5.4.1.D Identify different means of receiving information/news.

    • How Foreign Policy is Influenced

      • 5.4.1.E Explain how a classroom community reaches compromise.

6 Economics

7 Geography

  • 7.1 Basic Geographic Literacy

    • Geographic Tools

      • 7.1.1.A Identify geographic tools.

    • Location of Places and Regions

      • 7.1.1.B Describe places in geographic reference in physical features.

  • 7.2 Physical Characteristics of Places and Regions

  • 7.3 Human Characteristics of Places and Regions

    • Human Characteristics

      • 7.3.1.A Identify the local climate and how it determines the way people live.

  • 7.4 Interactions Between People and the Environment

    • Impact of Physical Systems on People

      • 7.4.1.A Describe how lakes, rivers, and streams impact people.

8 History