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SST-01.1

BPSS-SST logoStandard 1:

Skills and Resources

Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

 Narrative for the Skills and Resources

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.  

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.


SST-01.1.01

1st Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-01.1.01 Identify basic components of maps and globes (i.e., cardinal directions, map key, symbols).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • can identify cardinal directions. 
  • I can identify and use a map key / legend.
  • I can identify symbols on a map.

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding and application of knowledge regarding more complex material.   -The student is able to create a map using cardinal directions, a map key and symbols.  The student is able to explain the map to others.  This is done independently.  
  3.5 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding of knowledge on the content.  
3.0 The student identifies cardinal directions (north, south, east and west), reads a map key and identifies symbols on a map.   -The student can express his/her knowledge through words or writing.  
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student identifies cardinal directions and/or symbols on a map with only 1-2 errors.   -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 The student shows limited understanding of symbols and/or directions on a map.   -
  0.5 The student cannot tell or show any understanding about maps.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in First Grade 

 

Vocabulary

  • map
  • symbol
  • cardinal directions
  • north, south, east, west
  • map key or legend

SST-01.1.02

1st Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 1: Skills and Resources

SST-01.1.02 Identify current event sources (e.g., news publications, Internet, radio, TV).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary


SST-01.2

BPSS-SST logoStandard 2:

Important Historical Events

Students understand important historical events.

 Narrative for the Important Historical Events

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.”  

In the history standards, students identify continuity and change in the different environments around them, including school and neighborhood communities, and identify individuals, events and symbols that are important to our country.Identify people and events observed in national celebrations and holidays. Example: Celebrations and holidays, such as Thanksgiving; Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents’ Day; Independence Day; Arbor Day; and Veterans’ Day

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.


SST-01.2.01

1st Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: History

SST-01.2.01 Compare past and present family life (e.g., housing, transportation, technology) over time.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary


SST-01.2.02

1st Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: History

SST-01.2.02 Define chronological terms for broad categories of historical time (i.e., long ago, yesterday, today, tomorrow).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary


SST-01.2.03

1st Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: History

SST-01.2.03 Identify the people and events honored in United States holidays (e.g., Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the people and events honored in United States holidays.

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding and application of knowledge regarding more complex material.   -The student does independent research and shares information on various holidays. 
  3.5 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding of knowledge on the content.  
3.0 The student describes the importance of the holiday, identifies the person or people associated with the holiday and identifies the approximate time that the historic event happened.   -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student describes 2 of the required concepts from the 3.0 score. -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 The student describes 1 of the required concepts from the 3.0 score. -
  0.5 The student is unable to describe anything about a holiday.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in First Grade 

Vocabulary

  • holiday
  • United States

 


SST-01.2.04

1st Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 2: History

SST-01.2.04 Describe the interaction (e.g., survival, First Thanksgiving) of Native Americans with the Pilgrims.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary


SST-01.3

BPSS-SST logoStandard 3:

Economic Concepts

Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

 Narrative for the Economic Concepts

At the first grade level, students develop thinking and decision-making skills through active participation as members of their school and neighborhood.  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. 

In the Economics standards students explain how people in the school and community use goods and services and make choices as both producers and consumers.

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.


SST-01.3.01

1st Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economics

SST-01.3.01 Differentiate between wants and needs.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • can identify needs and wants.

Reasoning Targets

  • can differentiate between wants and needs.

Proficiency Rubric

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to a proficient score of 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth understanding and application of knowledge regarding more complex material.   -The student does independent research and share information on wants and needs and they influence the economy.  
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 The student identifies all items that represent wants and needs.   -The student will identify wants and needs through a pencil and paper assessment.  
  2.5 The student incorrectly identifies 1 item that represents wants and needs. 
2.0 The student incorrectly identifies 2 items that represent wants and needs.  -
  1.5 The student incorrectly identifies 3 items that represent wants and needs.  
1.0 The student incorrectly identifies 4 items that represent wants and needs.   -
  0.5 The students incorrectly identifies 5 or more items that represent wants and needs.  

Resources

Websites

Discovery Education

Elementary Social Studies

Parents Helping Students

Helping Your Child With Social Studies

Social Studies in First Grade 

 

Vocabulary

  • wants
  • needs


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