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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 1st Grade
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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.

Objective 1

Identify and use geographic terms and tools.
  • Around the World

    Students will play continent and ocean games to learn more about maps, globes and the world.

  • Cultural Lit. 5: Expanding Map Vocabulary
    Students will be able to name the vocabulary words in Navajo, Ute and Spanish for the cardinal directions, after receiving direct instruction and carrying out activities in cooperative group settings, in 1 class period.
  • I Can Compass, Can You?
    Students will be able to use a compass to identify the cardinal directions, identify the North and South Poles, identify Utah on a variety of maps, and identify the United States on a map or globe.

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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