Social studies is a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to the study of people, their physical environment, traditions, leadership and cultures. The K-3 social studies program introduces geography, civics, economics and history. Students study people and cultures, past and present, from our own community and all over the world. They learn how the physical environment shapes cultures, why governments are important and the ways in which our needs are served in the economy.
First-Grade Social Studies Learning ObjectivesCulture
- Explain sources of conflict between and among people.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the various elements of a culture including: family, food, clothing, shelter, language, shelter, beliefs, art, music, traditions and recreation.
- Explore the various ways in which culture influences our lives.
- Identify traditions within our society and one’s own family.
- Begin to identify our own personal history and the history of one’s own family.
- Begin to understand the relationship between past and present using objects and experiences in our everyday lives.
- Identify reasons for the locations of places.
- Demonstrate awareness of movement from place to place of people, materials and ideas.
- Appreciate similarities and differences among cultures in our country and around the world.
- Demonstrate understanding of the importance of rules in a community.
- Demonstrate understanding of the various roles leaders have in a community.