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Grade 1 Social Studies


A Child’s Place in Time and Space 

In first grade, students engage in Social Studies through the thematic units of study: The Ocean, Patriotism, Holidays Around the World, Rainforest, and Fairytales. Through these themes students engage with the croad concepts of rights and responsibilities in the contemporary world. The classroom serves as a microcosm of society in which decisions are made with respect for individual responsibility, for other people, and for the rules by which we all must live: fair play, good sportsmanship, and respect for the rights and opinions of others. 
Through art, research, presentation, reading, writing, and kinesthetic play, students examine the geographic and economic aspects of life in their own neighborhoods and compare them to those of people long ago. Students explore the varied backgrounds of American citizens and learn about the symbols, icons, and songs that reflect our common heritage. 
1st Grade students will focus on:
  • Citizenship
  • Locations of Places & People
  • Symbols, Icons, & Traditions
  • Times & Places
  • Familiar Places
  • Economics