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Arizona: 1st-Grade Standards

AZ.SS01-S1 Strand: American History

  • SS01-S1C1. Concept / Standard: Research Skills for History

    Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information.

    • SS01-S1C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Place important life events in chronological order on a timeline.

    • SS01-S1C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Retell stories to describe past events, people, and places.

    • SS01-S1C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, maps) to study people and events from the past.

  • SS01-S1C2. Concept / Standard: Early Civilizations Pre 1500

    The geographic, political, economic and cultural characteristics of early civilizations made significant contributions to the later development of the United States.

    • SS01-S1C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that the development of farming allowed groups of people to settle in one place and develop into cultures/civilizations (e.g., Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi), Hohokam, Moundbuilders, Aztec, Mayan).

    • SS01-S1C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that settlement led to developments in farming techniques (e.g., irrigation), government, art, architecture, and communication in North America.

  • SS01-S1C3. Concept / Standard: Exploration and Colonization 1500s - 1700s

    The varied causes and effects of exploration, settlement, and colonization shaped regional and national development of the U.S.

    • SS01-S1C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Describe the interaction of Native Americans with the Spanish (e.g., arrival of Columbus, settlement of St. Augustine, exploration of the Southwest, exchange of ideas, culture and goods).

    • SS01-S1C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Describe the interaction of Native Americans with the Pilgrims (e.g., arrival of the Mayflower, Squanto, the Wampanoag, the First Thanksgiving).

    • SS01-S1C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Describe the exchange of ideas, culture and goods between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims.

    • SS01-S1C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that the United States began as the Thirteen Colonies ruled by England.

    • SS01-S1C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Compare the way people lived in Colonial times with how people live today (e.g., housing, food transportation, school).

  • SS01-S1C4. Concept / Standard:

    Revolution and New Nation

    • SS01-S1C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS01-S1C5. Concept / Standard:

    Westward Expansion

    • SS01-S1C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS01-S1C6. Concept / Standard:

    Civil War and Reconstruction

    • SS01-S1C6- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS01-S1C7. Concept / Standard:

    Emergence of the Modern United States

    • SS01-S1C7- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS01-S1C8. Concept / Standard:

    Great Depression and World War II

    • SS01-S1C8- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      No performance objectives at this grade.

  • SS01-S1C9. Concept / Standard: Postwar United States 1945 - 1970s

    Postwar tensions led to social change in the U.S. and to a heightened focus on foreign policy.

    • SS01-S1C9- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Recognize that Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar Chavez worked for and supported the rights and freedoms of others.

  • SS01-S1C10 Concept / Standard: Contemporary United States 1970s - Present

    Current events and issues continue to shape our nation and our involvement in the global community.

    • SS01-S1C10 Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

      Use information from written documents, oral presentations, and the media to discuss current local and state events.

  • AZ.SS01-S2 Strand: World History

    • SS01-S2C1. Concept / Standard: Research Skills for History

      Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues.

      • SS01-S2C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Place important life events in chronological order on a timeline.

      • SS01-S2C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Retell stories to describe past events, people, and places.

      • SS01-S2C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Use primary source materials (e.g., photos, artifacts, maps) to study people and events from the past.

    • SS01-S2C2. Concept / Standard: Early Civilizations

      The geographic, political, economic and cultural characteristics of early civilizations significantly influenced the development of later civilizations.

      • SS01-S2C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that the development of farming allowed groups of people to settle in one place and develop into civilizations (e.g., Egypt).

      • SS01-S2C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that settlement led to the development of farming techniques (e.g., Nile River flooding), government (e.g., pharaohs), art/architecture (e.g., pyramids), and writing (e.g., hieroglyphics) which contributed to the advancement of the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

      • SS01-S2C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that civilizations in the Americas had similar characteristics to the Egyptians.

    • SS01-S2C3. Concept / Standard:

      World in Transition

      • SS01-S2C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S2C4. Concept / Standard:

      Renaissance and Reformation

      • SS01-S2C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S2C5. Concept / Standard: Encounters and Exchange

      Innovations, discoveries, exploration, and colonization accelerated contact, conflict, and interconnection among societies world wide, transforming and creating nations.

      • SS01-S2C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize why England and Spain wanted to rule other areas of the world.

    • SS01-S2C6. Concept / Standard:

      Age of Revolution

      • SS01-S2C6- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S2C7. Concept / Standard:

      Age of Imperialism

      • SS01-S2C7- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S2C8. Concept / Standard:

      World at War

      • SS01-S2C8- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S2C9. Concept / Standard: Contemporary World

      The nations of the contemporary world are shaped by their cultural and political past. Current events, developments and issues continue to shape the global community.

      • SS01-S2C9- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Use information from written documents, oral presentations, and the media to discuss current events.

  • AZ.SS01-S3 Strand: Civics/Government

    • SS01-S3C1. Concept / Standard: Foundations of Government

      The United States democracy is based on principles and ideals that are embodied by symbols, people and documents.

      • SS01-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Identify national symbols and monuments that represent American democracy and values

        a) American flag; b) Bald Eagle; c) Statue of Liberty; d) White House; e) Washington Monument.

      • SS01-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.

      • SS01-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Practice examples of democracy in action (e.g., voting, making classroom rules).

      • SS01-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize how students work together to achieve common goals.

      • SS01-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Discuss the significance of national holidays

        a) Thanksgiving; b) Presidents' Day; c) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; d) Fourth of July; e) Constitution Day

      • SS01-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize state symbols of Arizona (e.g., bird, flower, tree, flag).

      • SS01-S3C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that people in Arizona and the United States have varied backgrounds, but may share principles, goals, customs, and traditions.

    • SS01-S3C2. Concept / Standard: Structure of Government

      The United States structure of government is characterized by the separation and balance of powers.

      • SS01-S3C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify the current President of the United States and Governor of Arizona.

    • SS01-S3C3. Concept / Standard:

      Functions of Government

      • SS01-S3C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S3C4. Concept / Standard: Rights, Responsibilities, and Roles of Citizenship

      The rights, responsibilities and practices of United States citizenship are founded in the Constitution and the nation's history.

      • SS01-S3C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify examples of responsible citizenship in the school setting and in stories about the past and present.

      • SS01-S3C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Describe the rights and responsibilities of citizenship

        a) elements of fair play, good sportsmanship, and the idea of treating others the way you want to be treated; b) importance of participation and cooperation in a classroom and community; c) why there are rules and the consequences for violating them; d) responsibility of voting (every vote counts)

      • SS01-S3C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss the importance of students contributing to a community (e.g., helping others, working together, cleaning up the playground.)

    • SS01-S3C5. Concept / Standard:

      Government Systems of the World

      • SS01-S3C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

  • AZ.SS01-S4 Strand: Geography

    • SS01-S4C1. Concept / Standard: The World in Spatial Terms

      The spatial perspective and associated geographic tools are used to organize and interpret information about people, places and environments.

      • SS01-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize different types of maps (e.g., political, physical) serve various purposes.

      • SS01-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Identify characteristics of maps and globes

        a) compass rose; b) symbols; c) key/legend.

      • SS01-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Construct a map of a familiar place (e.g., classroom, bedroom, playground) that includes a compass rose, symbols, and key/legend.

      • SS01-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Recognize characteristics of human and physical features

        a) physical (i.e., ocean continent, river, lake, mountains, islands); b) human (i.e., equator, North and South Poles).

      • SS01-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level: Locate physical and human features using maps, illustrations, images, or globes

        a) physical (i.e., continent, ocean, river, lake, mountains, islands) b) human (i.e., equator, North and South poles, country)

      • SS01-S4C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Locate Arizona on a map of the United States.

    • SS01-S4C2. Concept / Standard: Places and Regions

      Places and regions have distinct physical and cultural characteristics.

      • SS01-S4C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss human features (e.g., cities, parks, railroad tracks, hospitals, shops, schools) in the world.

      • SS01-S4C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers, deserts) in the world.

      • SS01-S4C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize through images of content studied (e.g., Egypt, Arizona, local community) that places have distinct characteristics.

      • SS01-S4C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss the ways places change over time.

    • SS01-S4C3. Concept / Standard: Physical Systems

      Physical processes shape the Earth and interact with plant and animal life to create, sustain, and modify ecosystems. These processes affect the distribution of resources and economic development.

      • SS01-S4C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify, compare, and describe plants and animals in various habitats.

      • SS01-S4C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify the basic properties and uses of earth materials (rocks, soil, water, conservation).

      • SS01-S4C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify objects in the sky (sun, moon, stars, clouds).

      • SS01-S4C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Understand characteristics of weather patterns and how they affect daily activities.

    • SS01-S4C4. Concept / Standard: Human Systems

      Human cultures, their nature, and distribution affect societies and the Earth.

      • SS01-S4C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss elements of cultural (e.g., food, clothing, housing, sports, holidays) of a community in areas studied (e.g., local community, Arizona, Egypt).

      • SS01-S4C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss how land in the students' community is used for industry, housing, business, agriculture, and recreation.

      • SS01-S4C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Describe how people earn a living in the community and the places they work.

    • SS01-S4C5. Concept / Standard: Environment and Society

      Human and environmental interactions are interdependent upon one another. Humans interact with the environment- they depend upon it, they modify it; and they adapt to it. The health and well-being of all humans depends upon an understanding of the interconnections and interdependence of human and physical systems.

      • SS01-S4C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify ways (e.g., clothing, housing, crops) humans adapt to their environment.

      • SS01-S4C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Identify resources that are renewable, recyclable, and non-renewable.

    • SS01-S4C6. Concept / Standard: Geographic Applications

      Geographic thinking (asking and answering geographic questions) is used to understand spatial patterns of the past, the present, and to plan for the future.

      • SS01-S4C6- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Use geography concepts and skills (e.g., recognizing patterns, mapping, graphing) to find solutions for problems (e.g., trash, leaky faucets, bike paths, traffic patterns) in the local environment.

      • SS01-S4C6- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss geographic concepts related to current events.

  • AZ.SS01-S5 Strand: Economics

    • SS01-S5C1. Concept / Standard: Foundations of Economics

      The foundations of economics are the application of basic economic concepts and decision-making skills. This includes scarcity and the different methods of allocation of goods and services.

      • SS01-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss the difference between basic needs and wants.

      • SS01-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that people need to make choices because of limited resources.

      • SS01-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that some goods are made locally and some are made elsewhere.

      • SS01-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that people are buyers and sellers of goods and services.

      • SS01-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize various forms of U.S. currency.

      • SS01-S5C1- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Recognize that people save money for future goods and services.

    • SS01-S5C2. Concept / Standard:

      Microeconomics

      • SS01-S5C2- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S5C3. Concept / Standard:

      Macroeconomics

      • SS01-S5C3- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S5C4. Concept / Standard:

      Global Economics

      • SS01-S5C4- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        No performance objectives at this grade.

    • SS01-S5C5. Concept / Standard: Personal Finance

      Decision-making skills foster a person's individual standard of living. Using information wisely leads to better informed decisions as consumers, workers, investors and effective participants in society.

      • SS01-S5C5- Performance Objective / Proficiency Level:

        Discuss reasons for personal savings.

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