School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Standards: Social Studies, Grade 1

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CIVICS:

Social Studies:

Standard 1.0 Civics

Students will understand the historical development and current status of the democratic principles and the development of skills and attitudes necessary to become responsible citizens.

Topic

A. The Foundations and Function of Government

Indicator

  • 1. Explain the importance of rules
Objectives
  1. Explain how rules promote fairness, responsibility, and privacy in the school and community
  2. Identify leadership positions in the school and community and recognize their authority in keeping students safe, following rules, and maintaining order

Indicator

  • 2. Identify and discuss the meaning of symbols and practices associated with the United States of America
Objectives
  1. Identify and discuss the meaning of common symbols associated with the United States of America, such as bald eagle, White House, and the Statue of Liberty
  2. Describe how actions, such as pledging allegiance to the American flag and singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America" are associated with being a citizen

Topic

B. Individual and Group Participation in the Political System

Indicator

  • 1. Identify and describe people important to the American political system
Objectives
  1. Describe the contributions of people, past and present, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the current president
  2. Explain how contributions of people may be recognized with holidays and celebrations, such as Presidents' Day and Veterans' Day

Topic

C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order

Indicator

  • 1. Describe the rights and responsibilities of being a participating member of the family, school and neighborhood
Objectives
  1. Identify the rights, responsibilities and choices that students have in the family, school, and neighborhood
  2. Demonstrate ways to work together to maintain a clean and safe home, school, and neighborhood environment

Date: 6/20/2006