Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.
Narrative for the Human Development and Behavior
At the first grade level, students develop thinking and decision-making skills through active participation as members of their school and neighborhood. They learn to identify events and changes taking place in the school and local community and classify events as taking place “today,” “yesterday,” and “long ago.” They explore geographic relationships in their immediate environment, make models and maps to show locations of familiar surroundings, and recognize maps and globes as representations of the Earth. First grade students have the opportunities to discuss ways in which people are alike and different and how people around the world work and use resources to meet their needs. Students in grade one learn to explain why rules are needed in groups and learn how to apply rules to different group situations. They are given opportunities to practice citizenship skills through participation in a variety of group activities.
Calculation Method for Standards
Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. The Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. Click on the benchmark name below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency rubrics for each standard's related benchmarks.