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Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework

(These content objectives should be taught using the skills objectives identified in the Common Core State Standards)

Grade 1

True Stories and Folk Tales from merica and from round the !orld

"verview of Sco#e and Se$uence %n first grade& children listen to and read folk tales and true stories from merica and from around the world' They learn about major historical events& figures& and symbols related to the (nited States of merica and its national holidays and why they are im#ortant to mericans' The grade ) curriculum continues to strengthen children*s identity as merican citi+ens'
%n this curriculum framework& the four disci#lines of history& geogra#hy& economics& and civics and government are integrated in the learning standards& they are not #resented in four se#arate strands' coding system has been used throughout to indicate disci#linary content stressed in a standard: (H) history, (G) geography, (E) economics, and (C) civics and government. 1

Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework


True Stories and Fo ! Ta es "rom #merica and "rom #round the $or d
%n first grade& children listen to and read folk tales and true stories from merica and from around the world' They learn about major historical events& figures& and symbols related to the (nited States of merica and its national holidays and why they are im#ortant to mericans' s students study conce#ts in geogra#hy& civics& economics& and history& they also learn about each other*s families and about the achievements of different #eo#le in different times and #laces'

Grade 1 Concepts and S!i s


Students should be able to:

History and Geography


)' %dentify tem#oral se$uences such as days& weeks& months& years& and seasons' (se correctly words and #hrases related to time (now, in the past, in the future) and recogni+e the e,istence of changing historical #eriods (other times, other places).(H) -' .lace events in students* own lives in chronological order' (H) /' 0ead dates on a calendar and associate them with days of the week' (H) 1' 2escribe a ma# as a re#resentation of a s#ace& such as the classroom& the school& the neighborhood& town& city& state& country& or world' (3) 4' %dentify cardinal directions (north& east& south& west) and a##ly them to ma#s& locations in the classroom& school& #layground& and community' (3) 5' 2efine and locate the 6orth and South .oles and the e$uator' (3) 7' 2efine and give e,am#les of a continent& mountain& river& lake& and ocean' (3)

Civics and Government


8' 3ive e,am#les that show the meaning of the following words9 politeness, achievement, courage, honesty, and reliability' (C)

Economics
:' 3ive e,am#les of #roducts (goods) that #eo#le buy and use' (;) )<' 3ive e,am#les of services that #eo#le do for each other' (;) ))' 3ive e,am#les of the choices #eo#le have to make about the goods and services they buy (e'g' a new coat& a tie& or a #air of shoes) and why they have to make choices (e'g'& because they have a limited amount of money)' (;)

Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework

Grade 1 %earning Standards


Building on knowledge from previous years, students should be able to:

&nited States %eaders, Sym'o s, Events, and Ho idays


)') "n a ma# of the (nited States& locate !ashington& 2'C'& and identify it as the ca#ital of the (nited States of merica= locate >oston and identify it as the ca#ital of Massachusetts' (3) )'- %dentify the current .resident of the (nited States& describe what #residents do& and e,#lain that they get their authority from a vote by the #eo#le' (H& C) )'/ %dentify and e,#lain the meaning of merican national symbols' (H& C) ' >' C' 2' the merican flag the bald eagle the !hite House the Statue of ?iberty

)'1 2emonstrate the ability to recite the .ledge of llegiance& to e,#lain its general meaning& and to sing national songs such as America the Beautiful, y !ountry, "tis of #hee, $od Bless America, and #he Star Spangled Banner and e,#lain the general meaning of the lyrics. (H& C) )'4 3ive reasons for celebrating the events or #eo#le commemorated in national and Massachusetts holidays' "n a calendar for the current year& identify the months for ?abor 2ay& Columbus 2ay& @eterans* 2ay& Thanksgiving& Martin ?uther Aing& Br' 2ay& .residents* 2ay& .atriots* 2ay& Memorial 2ay& Flag 2ay& and %nde#endence 2ay' (H& C& 3) )'5 3ive reasons for noting the days that mark the changes in seasons' (3)

(ndividua s, Fami ies, and Communities )o* and %ong #go


)'7 fter reading or listening to folktales& legends& and stories from merica (e'g'& Bohnny ##leseed& .aul >unyan& 2avy Crockett& Bohn Henry& and nnie "akley) and from around the world (e'g'& nansi& %ssun >oshi& the AneeCHigh Man& ?on .o .o& and Medio .ollito)& describe the main characters and their $ualities' (H) )'8 fter reading or listening to stories about famous mericans of different ethnic grou#s& faiths& and historical #eriods (e'g'& 6eil rmstrong& Cesar Chave+& 0oberto Clemente& Thomas ;dison& >ill 3ates& 2aniel %nouye& Thurgood Marshall& 0osa .arks& Colin .owell& Sacagawea& Bonas Salk& Harriett >eecher Stowe& Clarence Thomas& >ooker T' !ashington& and the !right >rothers) describe their $ualities or distinctive traits' (H& C) D #eachers are free to choose whatever biographies they wish. )': ;,#lain that mericans have a variety of different religious& community& and family celebrations and customs& and describe celebrations or customs held by members of the class and their families' (H)