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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Social Studies - Grade 1

 

 

 

Labor Day and Careers

 

The learner will be able to identify Labor Day as a day to honor American workers.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify their parent's occupation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe what their parent's occupation involves.

 

  

 

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Columbus Day

 

The learner will be able to know that Columbus sailed in 1492.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know that he discovered a new land.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know that he sailed with three ships.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know that the queen of Spain gave him the money for the voyage.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify what an explorer is.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain that Columbus actually discovered islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to trace the route Columbus sailed.

 

  

 

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Veterans Day

 

The learner will be able to recognize this day as a day to honor all men and women who served in the armed forces.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be familiar with names of veterans in their own families.

 

  

 

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Thanksgiving

 

The learner will be able to identify one reason the Pilgrims left England (religious freedom).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify Squanto as an Indian who helped them plant corn.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name some foods they ate at the Thanksgiving feast.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify what a feast is.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to tell how many days the first feast lasted (3).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to locate on a map or globe where Plymouth, Mass. is.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the dress of Pilgrims.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to names supplies the Pilgrims brought with them.

 

  

 

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The learner will be able to recognize that he wanted all people to be treated equally.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recall that he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recall that he gave a famous speech called "I Have A Dream".

 

  

 

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One Hundred Day Celebration

 

The learner will be able to recognize that a holiday is a special day that is important to us.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize 100 objects.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize the concept of 100.

 

  

 

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Groundhog Day

 

The learner will be able to identify Groundhog Day, February 2, as a legend about weather forecasting.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize that we need the sun to create a shadow outside.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

 

  

 

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Presidents

 

The learner will be able to realize that Lincoln was born in Kentucky and not Illinois.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify Lincoln as the 16th president.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify Washington as a Revolutionary War hero.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify Washington as the first president and Father of our country.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the current president of the United States.

 

  

 

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Memorial Day

 

The learner will be able to identify Memorial Day as a special time to remember their ancestors.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize that this holiday began in honor of the soldiers who gave their lives in the Civil War.

 

  

 

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Government

 

The learner will be able to recognize that a pledge is a promise.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize that to pledge allegiance means to promise to be loyal.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify liberty with freedom.

 

  

 

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Flag Etiquette

 

The learner will be able to learn respect for the American Flag.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know that you should remove your hat when a flag passes.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know that Flag Day is June 14.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn that our flag is a symbol of our country representing freedom, unity, and democracy.

 

  

 

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Weekly Reader

 

The learner will be able to identify the weekly topics as current events.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss peer relationships.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify a problem and its solution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to practice thinking skills.

 

  

 

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Maps and Globes

 

The learner will be able to use a map key.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to be familiar with map symbols.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name the four directions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to locate Illinois on a map.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand that the globe is a model of the Earth.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to distinguish water from land.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to locate the United States on a globe or map.

 

  

 

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Fire Safety

 

The learner will be able to recognize October as Fire Safety month.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to have an awareness of the Stop, Drop, and Roll technique.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize fire hazards in the home and discuss the importance of an exit plan.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to visit a fire station and a fire safety demonstration.

 

  

 

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Bus, Car, and Bike Safety (optional)

 

The learner will be able to discuss safety rules for cars and buses.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to show courtesy to the car and bus driver.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the need for seat.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the need to sit quietly on buses and in cars.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss bus safety while crossing railroad tracks.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss safety rules for crossing streets.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know the importance of obeying street signs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize the symbol for "safe" homes in each neighborhood (blue star).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the importance of not talking to strangers.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss the importance of knowing where to ride and walk safely in the community.

 

  

 

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