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Indiana: 1st-Grade Standards

  • IN.1. Standard: History Students will identify continuity and change in the different environments around them, including school and neighborhood communities, and identify individuals, events and symbol that are important to our country.
    • 1.1.1. Proficiency Statement: Historical Knowledge Compare the way individuals in the community lived in the past with the way they live in the present.
    • 1.1.2. Proficiency Statement: Historical Knowledge Compare past and present similarities and differences in community life by using biographies, oral histories, folklore and video images.
    • 1.1.3. Proficiency Statement: Historical Knowledge Identify American songs and symbols and discuss their origins.
    • 1.1.4. Proficiency Statement: Historical Knowledge Identify local people from the past who have shown honesty, courage and responsibility. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • 1.1.5. Proficiency Statement: Historical Knowledge Identify people and events observed in national celebrations and holidays.
    • 1.1.6. Proficiency Statement: Chronological Thinking, Historical Analysis and Interpretation, Research Use terms related to time to sequentially order events that have occurred in the school.
    • 1.1.7. Proficiency Statement: Chronological Thinking, Historical Analysis and Interpretation, Research Explain that clocks and calendars are used to measure time.
    • 1.1.8. Proficiency Statement: Chronological Thinking, Historical Analysis and Interpretation, Research Develop a simple timeline of important events in the student's life.
    • 1.1.9. Proficiency Statement: Chronological Thinking, Historical Analysis and Interpretation, Research Use the library and other information resources to find information that answers questions about history.
    • 1.1.10. Proficiency Statement: Chronological Thinking, Historical Analysis and Interpretation, Research Distinguish between historical fact and fiction in American folktales and legends that are a part of American culture.
  • IN.2. Standard: Civics and Government Students will explain the meaning of government; explain why rules and laws are needed in the school and community. They identify individual rights and responsibilities, and use a variety of sources to learn about the functions of government and roles of citizens.
    • 1.2.1. Proficiency Statement: Foundations of Government Identify rights that people have and identify the responsibilities that accompany these rights. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • 1.2.2. Proficiency Statement: Functions of Government Define and give examples of rules and laws in the school and the community.
    • 1.2.3. Proficiency Statement: Functions of Government Explain why rules and laws exist and describe the benefits of having rules and laws.
    • 1.2.4. Proficiency Statement: Roles of Citizens Describe ways that individual actions can contribute to the common good of the community. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • 1.2.5. Proficiency Statement: Roles of Citizens Define what a citizen is and describe the characteristics of good citizenship. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • 1.2.6. Proficiency Statement: Roles of Citizens Know the Pledge of Allegiance and understand that it is a promise to be loyal to the United States.
  • IN.3. Standard: Geography Students will identify the basic elements of maps and globes and explain basic facts concerning the relationship of the sun to daily and seasonal weather. They will identify selected geographic characteristics of their home, school and neighborhood.
    • 1.3.1. Proficiency Statement: The World in Spatial Terms Identify the cardinal directions (north, south, east and west) on maps and globes.
    • 1.3.2. Proficiency Statement: The World in Spatial Terms Identify and describe continents, oceans, cities and roads on maps and globes.
    • 1.3.3. Proficiency Statement: Places and Regions Identify and describe the relative locations of places in the school setting.
    • 1.3.4. Proficiency Statement: Places and Regions Identify and describe physical features and human features of the local community including home, school and neighborhood.
    • 1.3.5. Proficiency Statement: Physical Systems Observe and record the weather on a daily basis.
    • 1.3.6. Proficiency Statement: Physical Systems Explain the effect of seasonal change on plants, animals, and people.
    • 1.3.7. Proficiency Statement: Human Systems Draw simple maps using symbols that show how space is used in the classroom at school and in the neighborhood.
    • 1.3.8. Proficiency Statement: Human Systems Compare cultural similarities and differences, such as family traditions and customs, and the traditional clothing and food of various ethnic and cultural groups found in Indiana. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
    • 1.3.9. Proficiency Statement: Environment and Society Give examples of natural resources found locally and describe how people in the school and community use these resources.
  • IN.4. Standard: Economics Students will explain how people in the school and community use goods and services and make choices as both producers and consumers.
    • 1.4.1. Proficiency Statement: Identify goods that people use.
    • 1.4.2. Proficiency Statement: Identify services that people do for each other.
    • 1.4.3. Proficiency Statement: Compare and contrast different jobs people do to earn income.
    • 1.4.4. Proficiency Statement: Describe how people in the school and community are both producers and consumers.
    • 1.4.5. Proficiency Statement: Explain that people have to make choices about goods and services because of scarcity.
    • 1.4.6. Proficiency Statement: Explain that people exchange goods and services to get the things they want.
 
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