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Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 8
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
1.) Identify past and present modes of air, land, and water transportation.

Examples: airplane, spacecraft; horse and buggy, subway

•  Identifying past and present forms of communication
Examples:

- past—letter, radio, rotary-dial telephone;

- present—e-mail, television, cellular telephone

•  Identifying past and present types of apparel
•  Identifying past and present types of technology
Examples:

- past—record players, typewriters, conventional ovens;

- present—CD and DVD players, VCRs, computers, microwave ovens

•  Identifying past and present types of recreation
Examples:

- past—marbles, hopscotch, jump rope;

- present—video games, computer games

•  Identifying primary documents of the past and present
Examples:

- past—letters, newspapers;

- present—e-mail, Internet articles

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
2.) Describe how primary sources serve as historical records of families and communities.

Examples: oral histories, vacation pictures in scrapbooks, videos, timelines

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 7
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 2
Web Resources: 1
3.) Identify historical events and celebrations in communities and cities throughout Alabama.

Examples: Mardi Gras, Helen Keller Day, National Shrimp Festival, Boll Weevil Festival

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 0
4.) Describe the role of money in everyday life.

Examples: using money to purchase goods such as groceries, using money to pay for services such as babysitting

•  Explaining differences between wants and needs
•  Explaining concepts of saving and borrowing
•  Explaining differences between buyers and sellers
Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 2
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 2
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
5.) Label human-made and natural resources in Alabama.

Examples:

- human-made—plastic, rayon;

- natural—cotton, coal, trees

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 14
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 11
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 2
6.) Identify land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features of Earth on maps and globes.

•  Explaining uses of cardinal directions on the compass rose
•  Measuring distances using nonstandard means
Example: measuring with pencils, strings, hands, or feet

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 21
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 17
Podcasts: 3
Web Resources: 1
7.) Identify ways to take personal action to protect the environment.

Examples: cleaning up litter, recycling, participating in Earth Day and Arbor Day activities

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
8.) Identify how occupational and recreational opportunities in Alabama and local communities are affected by the physical environment.

Examples:

- occupational—jobs provided by shrimping industry in coastal communities;

- recreational—swimming at the beach, hiking in the mountains

Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 0
9.) Identify traditions of a variety of cultures in Alabama and local communities.

Examples: marriage customs, religious celebrations

•  Identifying common and unique characteristics of individuals in societal groups, including age, religious beliefs, ethnicity, disability, and gender
Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 4
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
10.) Discuss civic responsibilities of participating members of a community and state.

Examples: paying taxes, voting

•  Discussing the meaning of patriotism
Social Studies (2004)
Grade(s): 1
Exploring Our Community and State
All Resources: 4
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
11.) Identify roles and responsibilities of leaders within the community and state.

Examples: recognizing the mayor as city leader, recognizing the governor as state government leader

•  Recognizing how laws protect rights and property
•  Identifying reasons for having rules at home and at school
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