State Standards - Social Studies

Grade 1
Standard 5.0 History: Students will use historical thinking skills to understand how individuals and events have changed society over time.
A. Individuals and Societies Change Over Time
1. Examine differences between past and present time
a. Use terms related to time to order events sequentially that have occurred in the school
b. Classify events as belonging to past or present
2. Compare people and objects of today and long ago
a. Construct meaning from informational text and text features about the past
b. Collect and examine photographs of the past and compare with current photographs of similar images, such as old photographs of the school and community
B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires
C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions


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


Date: 1/27/2015