First Grade Social Studies
Third Nine Weeks at a Glance

This nine weeks starts off with a focus on key historical figures.  Among these are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Garrett Morgan, and Sam Houston.  In this multi-day lesson students will have an opportunity to make connections with our Nation's holidays and get to vote for their favorite one.  

The characteristics of good citizenship mentor lesson is new content for the students and helps prepare the foundation for the next grade level.  

For the voting lesson, use a picture book about voting.  Vote! by Eileen Christelow would be a great book if it's available.  

The nine week's finishes up with a look at our country's symbols and National Anthem.  Students will learn more about our flag and how Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.  

Want to learn more about these topics?

Explore the actual flag that inspired the National Anthem

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Did you know?

The summer of 2014 marked the 200th Anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key.

Textbook Adoption Update

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