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Social Studies Homeschool Curriculum Skills List | Secular First Grade


Social Studies concepts create the themes for some of the units within First Grade Complete. The activities and discussion questions stimulate higher-level thinking and encourage understanding of the concepts.

  • Know name, address, and phone number.
  • Identify city, state, and country of residence.
  • Develop an understanding that families are important and that each member is unique.
  • Understand that people have feelings.
  • Understand that everyone has worth.
  • Understand the importance of good manners and respect toward others.
  • Learn about America‚Äôs symbols, great documents, and beginning history.
  • Identify the three branches of government.
  • Be familiar with the history, traditions, and famous people from different cultures.
  • Develop an understanding of community helpers and specific services they perform.
  • Learn about different types of transportation, and compare to early transportation in the U.S.
  • Learn about different means of communication.
  • Learn about the growth in communication.
  • Understand verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Learn and use basic sign language.
  • Recognize the importance of following guidelines and being responsible.
  • Understand the concept of being a good citizen and the importance of having laws.
  • Develop an understanding of basic safety and emergency procedures.
  • Develop an understanding of basic economic principles.
  • Create a timeline of at least three events; analyze and draw conclusions about the events.
  • Recognize and celebrate important holidays.
  • Learn about historical figures.
  • Recognize important political leaders.
  • Develop basic map skills.
  • Learn about the seven continents in our world.
  • Locate continents and oceans on a world map.
  • Learn about story-telling in other cultures.
  • Recognize the importance of being responsible with our natural resources.