• Historical Understandings
    SS1H1: Read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.
                 a. Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin  
                           (inventor/author/statesman),Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of
                           Independence), Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea
                           (exploration), Theodore Roosevelt (National Parks and the environment), and
                           George Washington Carver (science), and Ruby Bridges (civil rights).
                 b. Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and
                           different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes,
                           transportation, communication, recreation).


    Graphic Understandings
    SS1G1: Ddescribe how each historical figure was influenced by his or her time and place.
                        a. American colonies (Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson)
                        b. American frontier (Lewis & Clark and Sacagawea)
                        c. National Parks (Theodore Roosevelt)
                        d. Southern U.S. (George Washington Carver and Ruby Bridges)

    SS1G2: Identify and locate the student's city, county, state, nation, and continent on
                  a simple map or a globe.

    SS1G3: Locate major topographical features of the earth’s surface.
                 a. Locate all of the continents: North America, South America, Africa,
                           Europe, Asia, Antarctica, and Australia.
                 b. Locate the major oceans: Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. 
                 c. Identify and describe landforms (mountains, deserts, valleys, and coasts).

    Government/Civic Understandings
    SS1CG1: Describe how the historical figures Benjamin Franklin,Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether
                    Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington
                    Carver, and Ruby Bridges display positive character traits of fairness, respect for
                    others, respect for the environment, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.
    SS1CG2: Explore the concept of patriotism through the words in the songs America (My
                    Country ‘Tis of Thee) and America the Beautiful.

    Economic Understandings
     Identify goods that people make and services that people provide for each other.
    SS1E2: Explain that scarcity is when unlimited wants are greater than limited resources.
    SS1E3: Describe how people are both producers and consumers.
    SS1E4: Explain that people earn income by working and that they must make choices about how
                  much to save and spend.