Common Core History

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Historical Thinking and Skills

  1. Words associated with time are meaningful in the context of daily classroom activities.

  2. People develop an awareness of their personal histories.


  1.  My Family Tree-Use a printable that contains a family tree chart that students' parents can fill in.
  2. Family Tree & other Family Crafts- Project ideas.


  1. Personal family stories and traditions support the understanding of heritage



  1. The Reed Family This is a cute story (video) about a family that goes on a picnic. The story was written by: Mrs. Melissa Rosin
  2. Family Members Created by Megan Michael - Smart Board needed.
  3. Family Members Created by Megan Michael - Save first then Open in Paint (This will allow you to move the words around by using the select tool in paint)




Spatial Thinking
and Skills

  1. Relative location can be described by words such as up, down, over, under, here, there, front, back, behind and in front .


  1. Video on directions.   This is a short digital video teaching directions.
  2. Mr. Frog gets around the room   This is a video.
  3. Location  A site with interactive activities relating to positional language and it has some activities involving map work.  You will discover several different lessons all connected.
Human Systems
  1. People belong to a number of groups and these groups have unique characteristics. Similarities among people are used to define groups.



Civic Participation and Skills

  1. Everyone has responsibilities 6 within a group.

  2. Relationships in families, schools and communities benefit from cooperative behaviors and problem-solving skills.

  3. Choices have consequences.


  1. It's My Life-Mom's left you in charge of the house.  Can you handle it?
Rules and Laws
  1. Schools and classrooms have rules and routines that govern daily life. Rules exist in families, schools and communities.


  1. Smart Notebook - 1  Learn why we have rules at home and school. Explore the consequences (good and bad) of following rules.

    1. Smart Notebook - 2  Rules of the class



  1. People have wants and must make decisions to satisfy those wants.


  1. SMART BOARD LESSON - 1 Students can identify the differences between wants and needs
  2. SMART BOARD LESSON - 2  Defining what is a want and what is a need
  3. SMART BOARD LESSON - 3  this is a Smart activity for a first grade class on wants and needs
Production and
  1. Resources are used to satisfy wants.