1st Grade
Common Core History

 

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History

 

Historical Thinking and Skills

1. Time can be divided into categories (e.g., months of the year, past, present and future).

2. Photographs, letters, artifacts and books can be used to learn about the past.

 

1. Game   Months of the year in a word search.  Click the start button located at the top of the page.   Months are displayed on the right and you use your mouse to find the months.

2. Smart Board Lesson  Created by: Barb Tarka  SB

3. Kids Port.  Great site to assist in all areas.

4. Daily life in Ohio

 

 Heritage

1. The way basic human needs are met has changed over time.

 

 

1. When Wants Become Needs - Needs are what you must have. Needs are essential. Wants are what you would like to have. Wants are nice to have. But sometimes wants can become needs. (use this as a whole class activity)

2. Compare the past with the present Ohio women

 

Geography

 

Spatial Thinking
and Skills

1. Maps can be used to locate and identify places

 

 

 

 

1. Can You Read a Map? - Use a map to answer questions.

2. Map Games   You will find quite a few games that will allow the students to learn and have fun at the same time.  You will find map games for many different grade levels.  Please choose the correct one for you.  THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING SITE.

3.Smart Board Lessons Created by: Tracie Morgan SB

4. The Orientometer ( Where You Can Win "Cardinal Points") - You're standing on the center square at dawn, and the sun is rising to your right. That's EAST. Now see how many of the following directions you can find. [scroll down and then click on the word Orientometer]

5. Kids Port.  Great site to assist in all areas.

6. Create a Tennis Ball Globe - students create a Tennis Ball Globe, allowing them to see how a spherical Earth can be shown as one type of flat map.

7. Where is Japan - Students use the four cardinal directions to find real places on a map. (Author - Sandi King)

8. Compass Rose - The compass rose is a design on a map that shows directions. It shows north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest. (printable worksheet from Enchanted Learning)

9.   Compass Rose and Map Coordinates  This is an engaged video lesson that will allow your students to better understand these concepts.  You should use the smart video player.  We will provide a link below with a video to explain how to use the smart video player.  If you do not have a smart board you must pause and run the video when a student is asked to pick up a pen.

     Video     on how to use the video player

Places and Regions

1. Places are distinctive because of their physical characteristics (land forms and bodies of water) and human characteristics (structures built by people).

 

 

 

1. What Places Do You Have in Your Neighborhood? - this story will read itself to you. After students are familiar with the story, you can use a version that asks your students to do the reading.

2. The Orientometer ( Where You Can Win "Cardinal Points") - You're standing on the center square at dawn, and the sun is rising to your right. That's EAST. Now see how many of the following directions you can find. [scroll down and then click on the word Orientometer]

3. Puzzle Maps from iKnowThat.com - (natural features) From the Physical Features section select; Gulf Region, Bay Area, Plains Region, Canyon Region, or Continents and Ocean. After selecting one you will be asked to register. Click on "Maybe Later," to go to the game. Each game has a "Read it to Me" button.

4. Landforms - A Web Quest  In this web quest the student will:
1. View examples of landforms in the United States.
2. Locate the places where these landforms can be found.
3. Make an illustrated Landform Dictionary.

5. You can find similar activities at Label Maps or Clue Maps .

6. Illustrated Glossary: Landforms and Bodies of Water   This cute web site covers many different landforms and bodies of water, with drawings and explanations. There are also printable quizzes and worksheets.

7. Smart Board Lesson    Created by Mrs. Tarka

8. Smart Board Lesson  Created by Mrs. Tarka

Human Systems
 

1. Families interact with the physical environment differently in different times and places.

2. Diverse cultural practices address basic human needs in various ways and may change over time.

 

1.Transportation and Public Transit  Here’s an elementary-level introduction to the history of transportation from a public transit group. The focus is on how we move people, as opposed to products, but the content would fit well with a unit on communities, cities, or how urban planning works. The site includes a quiz for each of its several units.

2. America on the Move  At this excellent site you can read about how transportation shaped the lives, landscapes, culture, and communities of America. You can examine the changes brought by transportation networks, play some cool games, and check out lots of other resources from the National Museum of American History. There are also excellent teacher guides available for each section.

Government
Civic Participation and Skills

1. Individuals are accountable for their actions.

2. Collaboration requires group members to respect the rights and opinions of others.

 

 
Rules and Laws

1. Rules exist in different settings. The principles of fairness should guide rules    and the consequences for breaking rules

 

 

Economy

 

Scarcity

 

1. Wants are unlimited and resources are limited. Therefore, people make choices because they cannot have everything they want.

 

 

1. Little Bill the Producer! - This lesson (from EconEd Link) teaches the most basic vocabulary about production. People who make goods and provide services are called producers.

2. When Wants Become Needs - Needs are what you must have. Needs are essential. Wants are what you would like to have. Wants are nice to have. But sometimes wants can become needs. (use this as a whole class activity)

Production and
Consumption

1. People produce and consume goods and services in the community.

 

 

1. Kids Port.  Great site to assist in all areas.

2. Business Buddies - Students learn the differences between goods and services and producers and consumers (Author - Laurie Ayers)

3. Money is what we use to buy basic needs - food, clothing, and shelter - and wants - things people would like to have. - a one page poster.

4. How People Make Sneakers - from Mister Rodgers' Neighborhood.

5. Goods - things that people make or grow that you can buy - a one page poster.

6. Little Bill the Producer! - This lesson (from EconEd Link) teaches the most basic vocabulary about production. People who make goods and provide services are called producers.

 

Markets

1. People trade to obtain goods and services they want.

 

 

 

 

1. Business Buddies - Students learn the differences between goods and services and producers and consumers (Author - Laurie Ayers).

2. Money is what we use to buy basic needs - food, clothing, and shelter - and wants - things people would like to have. - a one page poster.

3. Goods - things that people make or grow that you can buy - a one page poster

Financial Literacy

1. Currency is used as a means of economic exchange.

 

 

1.Money is what we use to buy basic needs - food, clothing, and shelter - and wants - things people would like to have. - a one page poster.