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DC: First Grade Standards

  • DC.1. Content Standard / Strand: True Stories and Folktales from America and Around the World
    • 1.1. Standard / Essential Skill: Geography Students interpret maps, including the use of map elements to organize information about places and environment.
      • 1.1.1. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Locate cardinal directions (e.g., north, east, south, and west) and apply them to maps and globes. (G)
      • 1.1.2. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Plan a safe walking route from home to school. (G)
      • 1.1.3. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Locate Washington, D.C. on a map. (G)
      • 1.1.4. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Label the continents, oceans, and major mountain ranges on a map. (G)
    • 1.2. Standard / Essential Skill: Civic Values Students identify and describe the symbols, icons, songs, and traditions of the U.S. that exemplify cherished ideals and provide continuity and a sense of community across time.
      • 1.2.1. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Understand when and why we celebrate Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, D.C. Emancipation Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day. (P)
      • 1.2.2. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: State the meaning of U.S. national symbols, such as the American flag, bald eagle, White House, and Statue of Liberty. (P)
      • 1.2.3. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and national songs (e.g., 'America the Beautiful,' 'My Country, 'tis of Thee,' 'God Bless America,' 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' and 'The Star Spangled Banner') and explain the general ideas expressed in the lyrics. (P)
      • 1.2.4. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Describe the meaning of words associated with civic values such as fairness, responsibility, and rules. (P)
    • 1.3. Standard / Essential Skill: Civic Values Students identify the current president of the U.S., describe what presidents do, and explain that they are elected by the people. (P)
    • 1.4. Standard / Essential Skill: Earliest People and Civilizations of the Americas Students describe the characteristics of the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations.
      • 1.4.1. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Identify how their locations and climate affected their economies and trade systems. (G, E)
      • 1.4.2. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Compare the roles of people in each society, including their class structures and religious traditions. (R, S)
      • 1.4.3. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Explain their artistic and oral traditions, and their development of writing systems and calendars. (S, I)
      • 1.4.4. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Describe the inventions and advances in astronomy, mathematics, and architecture. (I)
      • 1.4.5. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Compare the daily lives of common people in these societies to those of people in other places (e.g., the indigenous peoples of North America, the Caribbean, or other native groups in Mesoamerica itself), with a special emphasis on each group's manipulation of the natural environment. (G, S, E)
  • DC.K-2. Content Standard / Strand: Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
    • K-2.1. Standard / Essential Skill: Chronology and Cause and Effect
      • K-2.1.1. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students place key events and people of the historical era they are studying in a chronological sequence and within a spatial context.
      • K-2.1.2. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students correctly apply terms related to time (e.g., past, present, future, years, decade, century, millennia, epochs, and generation).
    • K-2.2. Standard / Essential Skill: Geographic Skills
      • K-2.2.1. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students use map and globe skills to determine the locations of places.
      • K-2.2.2. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students identify the human and physical characteristics of the places they are studying.
      • K-2.2.3. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students develop spatial ability by drawing sketch maps of the local community, regions of the US, and major regions of the world.
    • K-2.3. Standard / Essential Skill: Historical Research, Evidence, and Point of View
      • K-2.3.1. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students analyze societies in terms of the following themes military, political, economic, social, religious and intellectual.
      • K-2.3.2. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents.
      • K-2.3.3. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students distinguish fact from fiction.
      • K-2.3.4. Student Expectation / Essential Skill: Students use non-text primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts.
 
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