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Social Studies - 1st Grade

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Standard 1 (Culture): Students will recognize and describe how schools and neighborhoods are both similar and different.

Objective 1:
Recognize and describe examples of differences within school and neighborhood.

Books Books

  • Everybody Bakes Bread, by Norah Dooley; ISBN: 087614895X
  • Everybody Brings Noodles, by Norah Dooley; ISBN: 1575059169
  • Everybody Cooks Rice, by Norah Dooley; ISBN: 0876145918
  • Everybody Serves Soup, by Norah Dooley; ISBN: 1575057913
  • Franklin’s Neighborhood, by Paulette Bourgeois; ISBN: 1550747290
  • In My Neighborhood, by Mari Schuh; ISBN: 0736861173
  • Little Critter’s This Is My School, by Mercer Mayer; ISBN: 0307159639
  • My Neighborhood, Places and Faces, by Lisa Bullard; ISBN: 1404801626
  • My School Book, by John E. Johnson; ISBN: 0394842936
  • My Street, by Rebecca Treays; ISBN: 0746030770
  • My Teacher Sleeps in School, by Leatie Weiss; ISBN: 0670810959
  • Only One Neighborhood, by Marc Harshman; ISBN: 0525474684
  • This is the Way We Go to School, by Edith Baer; ISBN: 0590431625
  • Welcome to My Neighborhood!, by Quiara Alegria Hudes; ISBN: 0545094240

Indicators:

  1. Recognize differences within their school and neighborhood.
  2. Share stories, folk tales, art, music, and dance inherent in neighborhood and community traditions.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate respect for the differences within one's community (e.g. play, associations, activities, friendships).
  4. Recognize and describe the importance of schools and neighborhoods.

Objective 2:
Recognize and identify the people and their roles in the school and neighborhood. Explain how these roles change over time.

Books Books

  • At Play in the Community, by Judy Nayer; ISBN: 1400733073
  • Career Day, by Anne Rockwell; ISBN: 0060275650
  • Community Helpers From A to Z, by Bobbie Kalman; ISBN: 0865054045
  • I Stink, by Kate McMullan; ISBN: 0064438368
  • Whose Coat is This?: A Look at How Workers Cover Up-Jackets, Smocks, and Robes, by Laura Purdie Salas; ISBN: 1404819746
  • Whose Gloves Are These?: A Look at Gloves Workers Wear - Leather, Cloth, and Rubber, by Laura Purdie Salas; ISBN: 1404819754
  • Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny, by Katz Cooper; ISBN: 1404819762
  • Whose Shoes Are These?: A Look at Workers’ Footwear-Slippers, Sneakers, and Boots, by Laura Purdie Salas; ISBN: 1404819770
  • Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use – Big, Sharp and Smooth, by Katz Cooper; ISBN: 1404819789
  • Whose Vehicle Is This?: A Look at Vehicles Workers Drive–Fast, Loud, and Bright, by Katz Cooper; ISBN: 1404819797

Indicators:

  1. Identify the roles of people in the school (e.g., principal, teacher, librarian, secretary, custodian, bus driver, crossing guard, and cafeteria staff).
  2. Explain the roles of the people in the neighborhood (e.g., police officer, firefighter, mail carrier, grocer, mechanic, plumber, miner, farmer, doctor, and tribal leader).
  3. List and discuss how neighborhoods change over time (e.g., new businesses, new neighbors, technology, and rural one-room schools).
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Standard II (Citizenship): Students will recognize their roles and responsibilities in the school and in the neighborhood.

Objective 1:
Describe and demonstrate appropriate social skills necessary for working in a group.

Books Books

  • A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue, by Julia Cook; ISBN: 1931636869
  • A Great Attitude, by Sandi Hill; ISBN: 1574713418
  • Alicia’s Best Friend, by Lisa Jahn-Clough; ISBN: 0618239510
  • Be a Friend, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718274
  • Be Polite and Kind, by Cheri J. Meiners; ISBN: 1575421518
  • Bully B.E.A.N.S., by Julia Cook; ISBN: 1931636494
  • Dare To Have Courage, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 157471-824X
  • Do You Want To Be My Friend?, by Eric Carle; ISBN: 0590223224
  • Everyone Is Special and Unique, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718347
  • Fish Out of School, by Evelyn Shaw; ISBN: 0437900754
  • Following the Rules, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718290
  • Friends, by Helme Heine; ISBN: 0689710836
  • Hands Are Not For Hitting, by Martine Agassi; ISBN: 1575420775
  • How to Lose All Your Friends, by Nancy Carlson; ISBN: 0140558624
  • If Everybody Did, by Jo Ann Stover; ISBN: 0890844879
  • It’s Mine!, by Leo Lionni; ISBN: 0679880844
  • Join and Play, by Cheri J. Meiners; ISBN: 1575421526
  • Just Schoolin’ Around Saved by the Ball, by Peter Malony; ISBN: 0439395216
  • Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler, by Margery Cuyler; ISBN: 0689873441
  • King of the Playground, by Rhyllis Reynolds Naylor; ISBN: 0689718020
  • Know and Follow Rules, by Cheri J. Meiners; ISBN: 1575421305
  • My Mouth is a Volcano, by Julia Cook; ISBN: 1931636850
  • Share and Take Turns, by Cheri J. Meiners; ISBN: 1575421240
  • Sharing Is Caring, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718320
  • Show You Understand, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718355
  • The Trouble with Friends, by Stan & Jan Berenstain; ISBN: 0394873394
  • Think Before You Act, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718339
  • Wanted: Best Friend, by A. M. Monson; ISBN: 0439077176
  • We Can Get Along, A Child’s Book of Choices, by Lauren Murphy Payne; ISBN: 1575420139
  • We Can Share At School, by Roanne Lanczak Williams; ISBN: 1574711253
  • Will I Have a Friend?, by Miriam Cohen; ISBN: 0-590466348
  • Working Together to Learn About Cooperation and Citizenship (Character Education Readers), by Regina Burch; ISBN: 1574718312
  • Working Together, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718312
  • Would It Be Right?, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718258
  • You Can Count On Me, by Regina G. Burch; ISBN: 1574718304

Indicators:

  1. Describe behaviors that contribute to cooperation within groups at school and in a neighborhood.
  2. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of being a member of a group.
  3. Participate in a group activity modeling appropriate group behavior.
  4. Identify and express feelings in appropriate ways.
  5. Articulate how individual choices affect self, peers, and others.
  6. Communicate positive feelings and ideas of self (e.g., positive self image, good friend, helper, honest).
  7. Predict possible consequences for a variety of actions.

Objective 2:
Identify and list responsibilities in the school and in the neighborhood.

Books Books

  • David Goes to School, by David Shannon; ISBN: 0590480871
  • Rules and Laws, by Ann-Marie Kishel; ISBN: 0822564025
  • If Everybody Did, by Jo Ann Stover; ISBN: 0890844879
  • Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility, by Nancy Loewen; ISBN: 1404803637
  • We Live Here Too!: Kids Talk About Good Citizenship, by Nancy Loewen; ISBN: 1404803688
  • King of the Playground, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; ISBN: 0689718020

Indicators:

  1. Describe and practice responsible behavior inherent in being a good citizen in the school (e.g., safety, right to learn) and neighborhood.
  2. Explain why schools have rules, and give examples of neighborhood rules (e.g., respecting private property, reporting vandalism, and obeying traffic signs and signals).
  3. Demonstrate respect for others in the neighborhood (e.g., the "Golden Rule"—elements include fair play, respect for rights and opinions of others, and respect for rules).
  4. Participate in responsible activities that contribute to the school and neighborhood (e.g., follow teacher directions, put belongings away, participate in discussions, take turns, listen to others, share ideas, clean up litter, report vandalism, give service).
  5. Practice and demonstrate safety in the classroom (e.g., classroom safety procedures, fair play, playground rules).
  6. Practice and demonstrate safety in the neighborhood (e.g., crossing streets, avoiding neighborhood dangers).

Objective 3:
Name school, neighborhood, Utah state, and national symbols, landmarks, and documents.

Books Books

  • A is For Arches: A Utah Alphabet, by Becky Hall; ISBN: 1585360961
  • Across America, I Love You, by Christine Loomis; ISBN: 0439235901
  • America a Patriotic Primer, by Lynn Cheney; ISBN: 043945994X
  • America the Beautiful, by Katharine Lee Bates; ISBN: 0439333024
  • America’s Symbols, by Judith Bauer Stamper; ISBN: 1400733316
  • Americana Adventure, by Michael Garland; ISBN: 0525479457
  • Celebrate the 50 States!, by Loreen Leedy; ISBN: 0823416313
  • Celebrating Patriotic Holidays, by Joel Kupperstein; ISBN: 1574715747
  • Freedom for All, by Janet Palazzo-Craig; ISBN: 0816774749
  • I Am America, by Charles R. Smith, Jr.; ISBN: 0439740401
  • I Pledge Allegiance, by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson; ISBN: 0763625272
  • My Country Tis of Thee, by Samual Francis Smith; ISBN: 0439391954
  • Our American Flag, by Mary Firestone; ISBN: 1404822186
  • Purple Mountain Majesties, by Barbara Younger; ISBN: 0142301817
  • Red White and Blue, by Susan Canizares; ISBN: 0439045649
  • Red, White, and Blue – The Story of the American Flag, by John Herman; ISBN: 0439429854
  • Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols, by Teresa Bateman; ISBN: 0823417840
  • The Flag We Love, by Pam Munoz Ryan; ISBN: 0-88106-844-6
  • The Pledge of Allegiance (Troll), by Kristine Lombardi Frankel; ISBN: 0816774986
  • The Pledge of Allegiance, by Francis Bellamy; ISBN: 0439216729
  • The Star Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key; ISBN: 0439407672
  • The Star-Spangled Banner, Dragonfly Books; ISBN: 0440406978
  • The Statue of Liberty, by Lucille Recht Penner; ISBN: 0439491452
  • This is the Place!: A Crossroads of Utah's Past, by Pat and Will Bagley; ISBN: 1-885628-25-0
  • This Land is My Land, by George Littlechild; ISBN: 0892391847
  • This Land is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie; ISBN: 0316042722
  • Uncle Sam and Old Glory: Symbols of America, by Delno C. West; ISBN: 0689820437

Indicators:

  1. Identify school symbols and landmarks (i.e., mascot, songs, events).
  2. Identify neighborhood and community symbols and landmarks (i.e., firehouse, city hall, churches, other landmarks, city festivals).
  3. Identify Utah state symbols, documents, and landmarks.
  4. Identify national symbols, documents, and landmarks (e.g., Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Liberty Bell, Washington Monument).
  5. Demonstrate respect for patriotic practices and customs (e.g., Pledge of Allegiance and flag etiquette).
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Standard III (Geography): Students will use geographic tools to demonstrate how symbols and models are used to represent features of the school, the neighborhood, and the real world.

Books Books

Teacher Resources
  • Beginning Geography: Continents and Oceans, by Evan-Moore Educational Publishing; ISBN: 1557992541
  • Beginning Map Skills, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers; ISBN: 1-55799-528-1
  • Map Skills, by Renee Cummings; ISBN: 1-56822-636-5
  • Mega Fun Map Skills, by Catherine M. Tamblyn; ISBN: 0-590-18798-8
  • Scholastic Atlas Of The World, by Scholastic Reference; ISBN 0-439-52797-X
  • Scholastic Success with Maps, by Linda W. Beech; ISBN: 0439338239
  • Social Studies Made Simple, Frank Schaffer Publications; ISBN: 0-7647-0173-8
  • The Children’s World Atlas, by Barnes and Noble Books; ISBN 0-7607-5929-4
  • The Nystrom Nystronaut Atlas, by Herff Jones, Inc.; ISBN 0-7825-0662-3

Objective 1:
Identify and use geographic terms and tools.

Books Books

  • The Amazing Pop-up Geography Book, by Kate Petty & Jennie Maizels; ISBN: 0-525-46438-7
  • Geography from A to Z, by Jack Knowlton; ISBN: 0064460991

Indicators:

  1. Use a compass to locate cardinal directions.
  2. Identify the equator and north and south poles.
  3. Identify Utah on a variety of maps and on a globe.
  4. Identify the United States on a variety of maps and on a globe.

Objective 2:
Recognize and use a map or a globe.

Books Books

  • Me on the Map, by Joan Sweeny; ISBN: 0517887773
  • Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills, by Scot Ritchie; ISBN: 1554532744
  • Maps and Globes, by Jack Knowlton; ISBN: 0064460495
  • Looking at Maps and Globes (Rookie Read-Aloud Geography), by Wil Mara; ISBN: 0516259822
  • Helping Your Child with Maps and Globes, by Bruce Frazee & William Guardia; ISBN: 1596472340
  • Looking at Maps and Globes (Rookie Read-Aloud Geography), by Wil Mara; ISBN: 0516259822
  • Maps, Maps, Maps, by Joan Chapman Rosen; ISBN: 1404262113
  • Can You Read a Map, by Rozanne Lanczak Williams; ISBN: 1574711229
  • My Map Book, by Sara Fanelli; ISBN: 0060264551

Indicators:

  1. Create a map showing important sites or landmarks on a school or community (i.e., firehouse, city hall, churches).
  2. Locate physical features (i.e. continents, oceans, rivers, lakes), and man-made features (equator, North and South poles, countries) on a map and on a globe.
  3. Identify the compass rose and cardinal directions on a map and on a globe.
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Standard IV (Financial Literacy): Students will describe the economic choices people make to meet their basic economic needs.

Objective 1:
Explain how goods and services meet people's needs.

Books Books

  • Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business, by E. Slobodkina; ISBN: 0061474533
  • Good and Services (Invest Kids), by Gillian Houghton; ISBN: 1435832108
  • Goods and Services, by Janeen Adil; ISBN: 0736853952
  • Grandpa’s Corner Store, by Dyanne Disalve-ryan; ISBN: 0688167160
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Jaffe Numeroff; ISBN: 0060245867
  • Ox-Cart Man, by Donald Hall; ISBN: 1591127971
  • Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money, by Amy Axelrod; ISBN: 0689812191
  • Strega Nona Meets Her Match, by Tomie dePaola; ISBN: 0698114116

Indicators:

  1. Identify examples of goods and services in the home and in the school.
  2. Explain ways that people exchange goods and services.
  3. Explain how people earn money by working at a job.
  4. Explain the concept of exchanging money to purchase goods and services.

Objective 2:
Recognize that people need to make choices to meet their needs.

Books Books

  • Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, by Judith Viorst; ISBN: 1416996214
  • Lemons And Lemonade: A Book About Supply And Demand, by Nancy Loewen; ISBN: 1404809562

Indicators:

  1. Describe the economic choices that people make regarding goods and services.
  2. Describe why wanting more than a person can have requires a person to make choices.
  3. Identify choices families make when buying goods and services.
  4. Explain why people save money to buy goods and services in the future.
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