Vermont flag
Skills available for Vermont first-grade social studies standards

Standards are in black and IXL social studies skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

Show alignments for:


D1 Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries

  • Constructing Compelling Questions

    • D1.1.K-2 Explain why the compelling question is important to the student.

    • D1.2.K-2 Identify disciplinary ideas associated with a compelling question.

  • Constructing Supporting Questions

    • D1.3.K-2 Identify facts and concepts associated with a supporting question.

    • D1.4.K-2 Make connections between supporting questions and compelling questions.

  • Determining Helpful Sources

    • D1.5.K-2 Determine the kinds of sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions.

D2 Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools

  • Civics

    • Civic and Political Institutions

    • Participation and Deliberation: Applying Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

      • D2.Civ.7.K-2 Apply civic virtues when participating in school settings.

      • D2.Civ.8.K-2 Describe democratic principles such as equality, fairness, and respect for legitimate authority and rules.

      • D2.Civ.9.K-2 Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions while responding attentively to others when addressing ideas and making decisions as a group.

      • D2.Civ.10.K-2 Compare their own point of view with others' perspectives.

    • Processes, Rules, and Laws

  • Economics

    • Economic Decision Making

      • D2.Eco.1.K-2 Explain how scarcity necessitates decision making.

      • D2.Eco.2.K-2 Identify the benefits and costs of making various personal decisions.

    • Exchange and Markets

      • D2.Eco.3.K-2 Describe the skills and knowledge required to produce certain goods and services.

      • D2.Eco.4.K-2 Describe the goods and services that people in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities.

      • D2.Eco.5.K-2 Identify prices of products in a local market.

      • D2.Eco.6.K-2 Explain how people earn income.

      • D2.Eco.7.K-2 Describe examples of costs of production.

      • D2.Eco.9.K-2 Describe the role of banks in an economy.

    • The National Economy

    • The Global Economy

      • D2.Eco.14.K-2 Describe why people in one country trade goods and services with people in other countries.

      • D2.Eco.15.K-2 Describe products that are produced abroad and sold domestically and products that are produced domestically and sold abroad.

  • Geography

    • Geographic Representations: Spatial Views of the World

    • Human-Environment Interaction: Place, Regions, and Culture

      • D2.Geo.4.K-2 Explain how weather, climate, and other environmental characteristics affect people's lives in a place or region.

      • D2.Geo.5.K-2 Describe how human activities affect the cultural and environmental characteristics of places or regions.

      • D2.Geo.6.K-2 Identify some cultural and environmental characteristics of specific places.

    • Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movements

      • D2.Geo.7.K-2 Explain why and how people, goods, and ideas move from place to place.

      • D2.Geo.8.K-2 Compare how people in different types of communities use local and distant environments to meet their daily needs.

      • D2.Geo.9.K-2 Describe the connections between the physical environment of a place and the economic activities found there.

    • Global Interconnections: Changing Spatial Patterns

  • History

    • Change, Continuity, and Context

    • Perspectives

    • Historical Sources and Evidence

      • D2.His.9.K-2 Identify different kinds of historical sources.

      • D2.His.10.K-2 Explain how historical sources can be used to study the past.

      • D2.His.11.K-2 Identify the maker, date, and place of origin for a historical source from information within the source itself.

      • D2.His.12.K-2 Generate questions about a particular historical source as it relates to a particular historical event or development.

    • Causation and Argumentation

      • D2.His.14.K-2 Generate possible reasons for an event or development in the past.

      • D2.His.16.K-2 Select which reasons might be more likely than others to explain a historical event or development.

D3 Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence

D4 Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action

  • Communicating Conclusions

    • D4.1.K-2 Construct an argument with reasons.

    • D4.2.K-2 Construct explanations using correct sequence and relevant information.

    • D4.3.K-2 Present a summary of an argument using print, oral, and digital technologies.

  • Critiquing Conclusions

  • Taking Informed Action

    • D4.6.K-2 Identify and explain a range of local, regional, and global problems, and some ways in which people are trying to address these problems.

    • D4.7.K-2 Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.

    • D4.8.K-2 Use listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures to decide on and take action in their classrooms.