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Skills available for Washington first-grade social studies standards

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SSS Social Studies Skills

  • SSS1.1 Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate claims.

  • SSS2.1 Uses inquiry-based research.

    • SSS2.1.1 Explain how questions are used to find out information.

    • SSS2.1.2 Use texts, audio, visuals, and other evidence to identify the main ideas or key details to study life outside of school.

    • SSS2.1.3 Explain what a compelling question is and why it is important.

  • SSS3.1 Deliberates public issues.

    • SSS3.1.1 Engage in discussions to learn about different points of view on issues that impact their communities.

  • SSS4.1 Creates a product that uses social studies content to support a claim and presents the product in a manner that meaningfully communicates with a key audience.

C Civics

  • C1.1 Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and other foundational documents.

    • C1.1.1 Recognize the key ideal of public or common good within the context of the school community.

    • C1.1.2 Apply the key ideal of the public or common good to uphold rights and responsibilities within the context of the school community.

    • C1.1.3 Explore and give examples of services a government provides (e.g., teachers, police and fire protection, maintenance of roads, snow removal, etc.).

  • C2.1 Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.

    • C2.1.1 Explain the purpose of rules in the school.

    • C2.1.2 Know the people and the roles that make and carry out rules in the school.

    • C2.1.3 Describe how rules provide structure for problem solving within the classroom and school.

  • C3.1 Understands the purposes and organization of tribal and international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.

    • C3.1.1 Explain why rules are different in different communities.

    • C3.1.2 Identify different types of relationships and diplomacy tribal nations exercised with European nations, colonies, and the United States.

  • C4.1 Understands civic involvement.

    • C4.1.1 Identify that citizenship and civic involvement in the neighborhood and school community are the rights and responsibilities of individuals.

    • C4.1.2 Explain, give examples, and demonstrate ways to show good citizenship at school.

    • C4.1.3 Describe the importance of civic participation and identify neighborhood examples.

E Economics

G Geography

H History