2020 Colorado Academic Standards Online
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clear Content Area: Social Studies // Grade Level: First Grade // Standard Category: 1. History
First Grade, Standard 1. History
- 1. Understand the nature of historical knowledge as a process of inquiry that examines and analyzes how history is viewed, constructed, and interpreted.
1. Ask questions and discuss ideas about patterns and chronological order of events from the past.
- Arrange life events in chronological order.
- Use words related to time, sequence, and change. For example: past, present, future, change, first, next, and last.
- Identify the organizational components of a calendar. For example: year, months, weeks, days, and notable events.
- Determine events from the past, present, and future using the components of a calendar.
- Distinguish between primary and secondary sources.
- Identify information from primary and/or secondary sources that answer questions about patterns and chronological order of events from the past.
- Recognize and describe cause-and-effect relationships and patterns from the past. (Entrepreneurial Skills: Inquiry/Analysis)
- Demonstrate curiosity about patterns from the past. (Entrepreneurial Skills: Creativity/Innovation)
- Why is it important to know the order of events?
- How do we organize time?
- What has happened in your life and what does that tell you about yourself?
- Historical thinkers examine change and/or continuity over a period of time.
- Historical thinkers record events in sequential order to increase understanding, see relationships, understand cause and effect, and organize information.
- Cultural groups use similar tools for the organization of sequential information in order to communicate in a clear manner.
- 2. Analyze historical time periods and patterns of continuity and change, through multiple perspectives, within and among cultures and societies.
2. The diverse perspectives and traditions of families from many cultures have shaped the United States.
- Identify similarities and differences between themselves and others.
- Discuss common and unique characteristics of different cultures using multiple sources of information.
- Compare one's attitudes and beliefs to others. (Civic/Interpersonal Skills: Global/Cultural Awareness).
- Identify and explain several cultural perspectives that constitute our diverse society. (Civic/Interpersonal Skills: Global/Cultural Awareness)
- What symbols are representative of our multicultural and democratic way of life?
- What is a culture?
- How are these cultures different and similar to one another?
- Historical thinkers understand the importance of comparing and contrasting to identify patterns within and between cultures.
- Historical thinkers use sources to make interpretations about cultural groups from the past.
- Historical thinkers recognize symbols as cultural artifacts that can be interpreted to make meaning of both the past and present.
- Historical thinkers compare multiple perspectives of people and groups of people in order to draw conclusions about both the past and the present.
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