God created many people in the world, with different cultures, languages, and religions. These factors change and vary geographically and continuously throughout time. Paul exhorts us to be all things to all people. Social studies give students a chance to learn about “all people”. Learning about the world, the different countries with their history and cultures prepares them to make wise choices for their countries and the future.
In first grade social studies students will learn about their world, countries and communities through studying map skills (ESLR: NLL), transportation, farming and home countries.(ESLR: ET, ESLR: SCW) They will share about their home countries. (ESLR: DC) Students will understand that God made each of them special. (ESLR: RUC)
Scholastic Success With Maps Grade 1
Teacher prepared units on farming, transportation and Indonesian transportation, and home countries.
Map Skills Workbooks
Farming teacher prepared sheets, photos and books
Transportation teacher prepared book and worksheets photos and books
Indonesian transportation teacher prepared sheets photos
Home countries display, directions for making a report, library books and books about their home countries
45 minutes per day 4 days a week
- Maps Skills – understanding different map sizes, globes, location words, map keys, cardinal directions. map symbols, continents and oceans map, neighborhood maps, land forms, borders, state map and country map.
- Farming – learning about dairy farming, hay, wheat, corn, and rice growing. May include a field trip to Greenfield’s Dairy
- Transportation – land, air and water vehicles.
- Indonesian Transportation – land. air and water vehicles with field trips riding different local vehicles.
- Home Countries – Students collect materials about their home countries and share them with the others students in the class. They study clothing, money, holidays, transportation, games, weather, numbers, capital city, location on a world map and country map, and a few words from their countries.
Student participation, teacher observation, daily work, reports and tests.