State Standards - Social Studies

Grade 1
Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World: Students will understand how people in Maryland, the United States and around the world are alike and different.
A. Elements of Culture
1. Observe and describe ways that people of different cultural backgrounds meet human needs and contribute to the community
a. Observe and describe ways people in their school and community meet human needs for food, clothing, shelter, and other commonalities, such as recreation, music, and stories
b. Discuss and respect traditions and customs of families in the community
B. Cultural Diffusion
1. Recognize that individuals and groups share and borrow from other cultures
a. Identify how families choose to share and borrow traditions from other cultures
C. Conflict and Compromise
1. Explain how groups of people interact
a. Describe, discuss, and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a cooperative group, such as sharing concern, care, and respect among group members


MSDE has developed a toolkit for these standards which can be found online at:


Date: 1/27/2015