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Florida: 1st-Grade Standards

  • FL.SS.A.1. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands historical chronology and the historical perspective.

    • SS.A.1.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student compares everyday life in different places and times and understands that people, places, and things change over time.

      • SS.A.1.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways people in different cultures live, work, play, move about, and communicate.

    • SS.A.1.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands that history tells the story of people and events of other times and places.

      • SS.A.1.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student extends and refines understanding that history tells the story of people and events of other times and places.

    • SS.A.1.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows a family history through two or three generations (e.g., customs, beliefs, and traditions of ancestors and their homelands).

      • SS.A.1.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways to investigate and document a family history.

    • SS.A.1.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea: The student understands broad categories of time (e.g., past, present, and future

      yesterday, today, and tomorrow) and calendar time (days, weeks, months, and years).

      • SS.A.1.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands calendar time (days, weeks, months, years).

  • FL.SS.A.2. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands the world from its beginnings to the time of the Renaissance.

    • SS.A.2.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows methods of communication from long ago and the technological developments that facilitated communications (e.g., speaking by gestures; transmitting stories orally; the use of pictographs, hieroglyphics and different alphabets; writing by hand and printing with machines).

      • SS.A.2.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways in which communication methods have changed (for example, the transition from the block printing process to the invention of the printing press).

      • SS.A.2.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways changes in communication have affected the daily lives of people.

    • SS.A.2.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the differences in the methods of travel from various times in human history and the advantages and disadvantages of each (e.g., the use of animals such as horses and camels; non-motorized vehicles such as chariots and travoises).

      • SS.A.2.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways in which transportation technology has changed the daily lives of people (for example, the advent of the automobile led to drive-through restaurants).

    • SS.A.2.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the significance and historical contributions of historical figures during this period (e.g., the journeys of famous explorers).

      • SS.A.2.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows significant aspects of the lives and accomplishments of selected men and women in the historical period before the Renaissance (for example, Cleopatra, Mansa Musa, Augustus Caesar).

  • FL.SS.A.3. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands Western and Eastern civilization since the Renaissance.

    • SS.A.3.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the accomplishments of major scientists and inventors (e.g., specific scientists and inventors, what they created, and how their creations have influenced society).

      • SS.A.3.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows significant aspects of the lives and accomplishments of selected scientists and inventors in the historical period since the Renaissance.

    • SS.A.3.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the daily life, history, and beliefs of a country as reflected in dance, music, or other art forms (e.g., such as paintings, sculptures, and masks).

      • SS.A.3.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways in which selected art forms reflect daily life, history, and beliefs (for example, prehistoric cave paintings, hunting dances of primitive peoples).

    • SS.A.3.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the cultural traditions and contributions of various societies since the Renaissance (e.g., the role of folktales and literature in transmitting cultural beliefs and the holidays and ceremonies of different cultures).

      • SS.A.3.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands the main ideas found in selected folktales, fables, legends, myths, and holidays from around the world that reflect the beliefs, ways of living, and traditions of various cultures of times past.

  • FL.SS.A.4. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands United States history to 1880.

    • SS.A.4.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows significant individuals in United States history to 1880 (e.g., revolutionary leaders, individuals important to American democracy, and individuals who fought for human rights, equality, and the common good).

      • SS.A.4.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows significant aspects of the lives and accomplishments of selected men and women in the period of United States history before 1880 (for example, Sacajawea, George Washington, Betsy Ross, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman).

    • SS.A.4.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows people and events honored in commemorative holidays that originated prior to 1880 (e.g., Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day, and President's Day).

      • SS.A.4.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows selected people and events prior to 1880 honored in commemorative holidays (for example, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day, Presidents' Day).

    • SS.A.4.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the history of American symbols (e.g., the eagle, the Liberty Bell, George Washington as the 'father of our country,' and the American flag).

      • SS.A.4.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows selected American symbols that have emerged from past events, legends, and historical accounts (for example, the eagle, the Liberty Bell, George Washington as the 'father of our country,' and the American flag).

    • SS.A.4.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the changes that occurred in people's lives when they moved from faraway places to the United States.

      • SS.A.4.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows that people move from place to place for a variety of reasons.

  • FL.SS.A.5. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Time, Continuity, and Change [History]

    The student understands United States history from 1880 to the present day.

    • SS.A.5.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows significant individuals in United States history since 1880 (e.g., presidents, scientists and inventors, significant women, and people who have worked to achieve equality and improve individual lives).

      • SS.A.5.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows significant aspects of the lives and accomplishments of selected men and women, including African Americans and Hispanics, in the period of United States history since 1880.

    • SS.A.5.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows why important buildings, statues, and monuments (e.g., the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Angel Island, Mt. Rushmore, and veteran's memorials) are associated with state and national history.

      • SS.A.5.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows selected important buildings, statues, and monuments associated with state and national history (for example, Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty).

    • SS.A.5.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows people and events after 1880 that are honored in commemorative holidays (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).

      • SS.A.5.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows about people and events after 1880 honored in commemorative holidays (for example, Veterans Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day).

    • SS.A.5.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands changes in community life over time (e.g., changes in goods and services; changes in architecture and landscape; and changes in jobs, schooling, transportation, communication, religion, and recreation).

      • SS.A.5.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows changes in community life over time (for example, jobs, schooling, transportation, communication, religion, recreation).

  • FL.SS.B.1. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: People, Places, and Environments [Geography]

    The student understands the world in spatial terms.

    • SS.B.1.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student determines the absolute and relative location of people, places, and things.

      • SS.B.1.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows terms used to describe distance (for example, feet, yards, meters, miles, kilometers).

      • SS.B.1.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows the locations of the four hemispheres and selected countries on a map and globe.

    • SS.B.1.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student uses simple maps, globes, and other three-dimensional models to identify and locate places.

      • SS.B.1.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands that a map represents a real place.

      • SS.B.1.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows the four cardinal directions (for example, north, south, east, west).

    • SS.B.1.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student identifies physical and human features of places in terms of the four spatial elements (point, line, area, and volume).

      • SS.B.1.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways physical environments in other parts of the world are similar to and different from one's own (for example, mountains, deserts, plains, shore).

    • SS.B.1.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows areas that can be classified as regions.

      • SS.B.1.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands that certain areas have common characteristics and can be called regions (for example, mountain ranges, neighborhoods, counties, states, countries).

  • FL.SS.B.2. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: People, Places, and Environments [Geography]

    The student understands the interactions of people and the physical environment.

    • SS.B.2.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student identifies some physical and human characteristics of places.

      • SS.B.2.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands similarities and differences between life in cities, towns, suburbs, and farms.

    • SS.B.2.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows how different communities have changed physically and demographically.

      • SS.B.2.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways different communities have changed physically and demographically.

    • SS.B.2.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows basic needs and how families in the United States and other countries meet them.

      • SS.B.2.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways families meet their basic needs.

    • SS.B.2.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the role that resources play in our daily lives.

      • SS.B.2.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands ways natural resources affect our daily life.

    • SS.B.2.1.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the modes of transportation used to move people, products, and ideas from place to place, their importance, and their advantages and disadvantages.

      • SS.B.2.1.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows modes of transportation used to move people, products, and ideas from place to place, their importance, and their advantages and disadvantages.

  • FL.SS.C.1. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]

    The student understands the structure, functions, and purpose of government and how the principles and values of American democracy are reflected in American constitutional government.

    • SS.C.1.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows how various symbols are used to depict Americans' shared values, principles, and beliefs.

      • SS.C.1.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in SS.A.4.1.2.3.

    • SS.C.1.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows traditionally patriotic activities and various holidays that reflect the shared values, principles, and beliefs of Americans.

      • SS.C.1.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in SS.A.4.1.2.3.

    • SS.C.1.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands how and why rules are made and knows that a good rule or law solves a specific problem, is fair, and 'does not go too far.'

      • SS.C.1.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows similarities and differences between rules and responsibilities at home and at school.

    • SS.C.1.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student recognizes major elected officials.

      • SS.C.1.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows selected major elected officials (for example, president, governor).

    • SS.C.1.1.5 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows examples of authority and power without authority and knows that people in positions of authority have limits on their authority.

      • SS.C.1.1.5 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows responsibilities of authority figures at home, school, and in the community (for example, parents, teachers, police officers).

    • SS.C.1.1.6 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands that the Constitution is a written document that states that the fundamental purposes of American government are to protect individual rights and promote the common good.

      • SS.C.1.1.6 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows some individual rights and responsibilities.

      • SS.C.1.1.6 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands that there are sources of authority for those who make laws and rules in the school, community, state, and country (for example, school board policy, city code, state and national constitutions).

  • FL.SS.C.2. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]

    The student understands the role of the citizen in American democracy.

    • SS.C.2.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the qualities of a good citizen (e.g., honesty, courage, and patriotism).

      • SS.C.2.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands some basic civic values (for example, fair play, good sportsmanship, individual responsibility)

    • SS.C.2.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows that a responsibility is a duty to do something or not to do something.

      • SS.C.2.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student extends and refines understanding that a responsibility is a duty to do something or not to do something.

    • SS.C.2.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the sources of responsibility, examples of situations involving responsibility, and some of the benefits of fulfilling responsibilities.

      • SS.C.2.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student refines and extends knowledge examples of situations that involve responsibilities (for example, in the neighborhood or community).

    • SS.C.2.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows that the right to privacy is a personal right guaranteed by the United States Constitution and knows when privacy is expected.

      • SS.C.2.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows when privacy is expected.

      • SS.C.2.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows that the consequences of privacy can be beneficial and costly.

  • FL.SS.D.1. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Production, Distribution, and Consumption [Economics]

    The student understands how scarcity requires individuals and institutions to make choices about how to use resources.

    • SS.D.1.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands how scarcity affects the choices people make in everyday situations.

      • SS.D.1.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands the basic concept of scarcity.

    • SS.D.1.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the differences among human resources, natural resources, and capital resources and how these resources are used to produce goods and services.

      • SS.D.1.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed in second grade.

    • SS.D.1.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student knows the difference between goods and services and between consumers and producers.

      • SS.D.1.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands the difference between goods and services.

    • SS.D.1.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands that when consumers (e.g., individuals, households, businesses, governments, or societies) make economic choices, they must consider the costs incurred and the benefits received.

      • SS.D.1.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student understands cost (for example, something one gives up when one decides to do something) and benefit (for example, something that satisfies wants).

  • FL.SS.D.2. Standard / Body Of Knowledge: Production, Distribution, and Consumption [Economics]

    The student understands the characteristics of different economic systems and institutions.

    • SS.D.2.1.1 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands that most people work in jobs in which they produce a few special goods or services.

      • SS.D.2.1.1 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows how different types of work benefit the family and community.

    • SS.D.2.1.2 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the basic concepts of markets and exchanges.

      • SS.D.2.1.2 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows ways in which people exchange goods and services (for example, barter, payment).

    • SS.D.2.1.3 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands the basic functions of a bank.

      • SS.D.2.1.3 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        The student knows different ways to save money.

    • SS.D.2.1.4 Benchmark / Big Idea:

      The student understands that people in different places around the world depend on each other for the exchange of goods and services.

      • SS.D.2.1.4 Benchmark / Descriptor:

        No grade level expectation - Content addressed at second and third grades.

 
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