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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 1st Grade
Lesson Plans

Standard 3

(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.
  • 1st Grade - Act. 25: Making Maps
    Students will create a map of their classroom that can be used to find a hidden treasure. The concept of two-dimensional objects and three-dimensional objects will be explored during this activity.
  • 1st Grade - Act. 26: Going Places
    During this activity students will become familiar with a variety of directional words such as North, South, East, West, up, down, etc...
  • Cultural Lit. 6: Learning to Read a Regional Map
    Students will be able to locate the local community, surrounding communities and major geographic features of the SE Utah and the Four-Corners region on a map, after receiving direct instruction and carrying out activities in cooperative group settings, in 1 class period.
  • Delightful Directions
    Students will play a variety of games and activities to understand Cardinal directions.
  • Ticky Goes to Jr. Map School
    Students will become familiar with the compass rose and North - East - South - West.
  • Ticky Plans His Trip to Antarctica to See Tacky
    Students participate in a Creative Problem Solving Activity to get from Utah to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Where in the World is Tacky the Penguin?
    Students will complete an art activity and a classroom graph that ties with the "Tacky the Penguin Series" by Helen Leste.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Robert  Austin and see the Social Studies website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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