1st Grade Social Studies Curriculum


In Grade 1, students learn about their relationship to the classroom, school, and community.

  • The concepts of time and chronology are developed by distinguishing among past, present, and future events.
  • Students identify anthems and mottoes of the United States and Texas.
  • Students make simple maps to identify the location of places in the classroom, school, and community.
  • The concepts of goods and services and the value of work are introduced.
  • Students identify historic figures and ordinary people who exhibit good citizenship.
  • Students describe the importance of family customs and traditions and identify how technology has changed family life. Students sequence and categorize information.

To support the teaching of the essential knowledge and skills, the use of a variety of rich material such as biographies; folktales, myths, and legends; and poetry, songs, and artworks is encouraged.  Selections may include a children's biography of Abraham Lincoln.  Motivating resources are also available from museums, historical sites, presidential libraries, and local and state preservation societies.

Throughout social studies in Kindergarten-Grade 12, students build a foundation in history; geography; economics; government; citizenship; culture; science, technology, and society; and social studies skills.  The content enables students to understand the importance of patriotism, function in a free enterprise society, and appreciate the basic democratic values of our state and nation.

19 TAC, Title 19, Part II
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Social Studies
Chapter ยง113.3 (1st Grade)
Subchapter A. Elementary


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