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Arkansas: 1st-Grade Standards

  • AR.G. Strand / Content Standard: Geography

    • G.1. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Physical and Spatial

      Students shall develop an understanding of the physical and spatial characteristics and applications of geography.

      • G.1.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify and locate student's town/city on an appropriate map.

      • G.1.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Locate Arkansas on a United States map.

      • G.1.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify and locate the United States on a world map or globe.

      • G.1.1.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Identify the North and South Poles and the Equator on a map or globe.

      • G.1.1.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Recognize that there are seven major continents.

      • G.1.1.6. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Recognize that there are four major oceans in the world.

      • G.1.1.7. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Location, Place, and Region

        Explain how climate, location, and physical surroundings affect the way people live (e.g., food, clothing, shelter, transportation, recreation).

      • G.1.1.8. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Understand how and why maps and globes are used.

      • G.1.1.9. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Recognize that pictorial symbols on a map represent real objects.

      • G.1.1.10. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Show a relationship between places using directional words (e.g., school, home, community).

      • G.1.1.11. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Name and label the cardinal directions on a map: north, south, east, and west.

      • G.1.1.12. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Recognize physical features of maps and globes: rivers, lakes, oceans, mountains, islands, desert, and coast (e.g., use pictures, visual aids, stories).

      • G.1.1.13. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Map and Globe Skills

        Illustrate and label a map of a familiar place.

    • G.2. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Culture and Diversity

      Students shall develop an understanding of how cultures around the world develop and change.

      • G.2.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Culture and Diversity

        Discuss elements of culture (e.g., food, clothing, housing, language, sports/ recreation, customs, traditions, art, music, religion).

      • G.2.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Culture and Diversity

        Explain ways in which the location of a community affects people's lives, dress, and occupation.

      • G.2.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Culture and Diversity

        Explain the difference between rural and urban areas.

    • G.3. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Interaction of People and the Environment

      Students shall develop an understanding of the interactions between people and their environment.

      • G.3.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Movement

        Recognize reasons people need various types of transportation.

      • G.3.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Human Environment Interaction

        Identify ways to take personal action to protect the environment (e.g., cleaning up litter, recycling, Earth Day, Arbor Day).

      • G.3.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Human Environment Interaction

        Identify ways in which people depend on the physical environment.

  • AR.C. Strand / Content Standard: Civics

    • C.4. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Government

      Students shall develop an understanding of the forms and roles of government.

      • C.4.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Understand that government is an organized form of rules and procedures.

      • C.4.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Explain the importance of government in the classroom and school.

      • C.4.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Discuss the roles of people in families and schools who hold positions of authority.

      • C.4.1.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Forms and Roles of Government

        Discuss the basic role of the current president of the United States and current governor of Arkansas

    • C.5. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Citizenship

      Students shall develop an understanding of how to participate, develop, and use the skills necessary for effective citizenship.

      • C.5.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Roots of Democracy

        Identify and discuss national symbols that represent American democracy: American flag, Bald Eagle, Statue of Liberty, White House, and United States Constitution.

      • C.5.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Demonstrate the rights and responsibilities of being a good citizen (e.g., politeness, reliability, fairness, honesty, patriotism).

      • C.5.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Discuss the voting process as it relates to an election.

      • C.5.1.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens

        Demonstrate the appropriate procedures for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance: standing up straight, placing the right hand over heart, removing hats, and observing location of the flag.

  • AR.H. Strand / Content Standard: History

    • H.6. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: History

      Students shall analyze significant ideas, events, and people in world, national, state, and local history and how they affect change over time.

      • H.6.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism/ Nationalism

        Identify people and events observed in national celebrations and holidays: Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Independence Day, and Constitution Day .

      • H.6.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism/ Nationalism

        Identify state symbols of Arkansas: flower, bird, fruit/vegetable, folk dance, and instrument.

      • H.6.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Regionalism and Nationalism

        Identify historical sites of Arkansas (e.g., Old Washington, Arkansas Post).

      • H.6.1.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Recognize time equivalency using chronological terms: yesterday/past, today/present, and tomorrow/ future.

      • H.6.1.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Determine the sequential order of events on a timeline (e.g., school events, holidays, birthday, historical events).

      • H.6.1.6. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Explore people and events from the past using primary and secondary sources (e.g., photos, artifacts, maps).

      • H.6.1.7. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Discuss daily life in the past and present.

      • H.6.1.8. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Recognize that the Pilgrims came to America on the Mayflower and arrived at Plymouth Rock.

      • H.6.1.9. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Understand that the name of Arkansas originated from the Quapaw Indians.

      • H.6.1.10. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Continuity and Change

        Discuss methods of transportation of today and long ago.

      • H.6.1.11. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Movement

        Describe the voyage of Christopher Columbus.

      • H.6.1.12. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Cultural Diversity and Uniformity

        Demonstrate the relationship between the American Indians and the Pilgrims (e.g., play, skit, song).

  • AR.E. Strand / Content Standard: Economics

    • E.7. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Choices

      Students shall analyze the costs and benefits of making economic choices.

      • E.7.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Identify the categories and priorities of wants and needs.

      • E.7.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Describe how people satisfy basic wants (e.g., grow food; earn money to buy things, trade with others).

      • E.7.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Costs and Benefits

        Determine the relationships between unlimited wants and limited resources (e.g., scarcity).

    • E.8. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Resources

      Students shall evaluate the use and allocation of human, natural, and capital resources.

      • E.8.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Recognize that people are producers of goods and services (e.g., make a bed, turn in homework, make a craft).

      • E.8.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Recognize that people are consumers of goods and services (e.g., buy a toy, get a haircut, go to a movie).

      • E.8.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Discuss skills and education necessary to perform a job.

      • E.8.1.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Identify uses for natural resources.

      • E.8.1.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Factors of Production

        Understand that capital resources are the tools of trade (e.g., carpenter uses hammer and nails, painter uses paint).

    • E.9. Standard / Student Learning Expectation: Markets

      Students shall analyze the exchange of goods and services and the roles of governments, businesses, and individuals in the market place.

      • E.9.1.1. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Financial Markets

        Discuss barter as a method of exchange.

      • E.9.1.2. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Financial Markets

        Recognize that money is a medium of exchange.

      • E.9.1.3. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Financial Markets

        Discuss the role of a financial institution.

      • E.9.1.4. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Understand that the production of any good or service requires: natural resources, human resources, and capital resources.

      • E.9.1.5. Student Learning Expectation / Benchmark: Goods and Services

        Recognize that markets exist in various places (e.g., physical locations home, Internet)

 
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