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Social Studies, Grade 1, Exploring Our Community and State, 2004

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

2.) Describe how primary sources serve as historical records of families and communities.

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

3.) Identify historical events and celebrations in communities and cities throughout Alabama.

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

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
5.) Label human-made and natural resources in Alabama.

Examples:

- human-made—plastic, rayon;

- natural—cotton, coal, trees

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

7.) Identify ways to take personal action to protect the environment.

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

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

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
10.) Discuss civic responsibilities of participating members of a community and state.

Examples: paying taxes, voting

•  Discussing the meaning of patriotism
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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