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Social Studies concepts create the themes for the units within First Grade Complete. The questions for discussion of the concepts will incorporate new vocabulary words that will become part of your child’s usable vocabulary, and stimulate higher-level thinking skills. The enrichment activities provided will reinforce the skills being taught in a fun or challenging way.

  • Know name, address, and phone number.
  • Identify city, state, and country of residence.
  • Develop an understanding that families are God’s plan, and that each member is unique.
  • Understand that people are made in God’s image and that He gave us feelings.
  • Understand that everyone has worth.
  • Understand the importance of good manners and respect toward others.
  • Learn about America’s 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 the growth in communication.
  • 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.