Grade 1 Citizenship

West Haven Public Schools 

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject: Social Studies                            

Grade: First Grade

Unit: Citizenship                                      

Pacing: Ongoing Throughout the Year  

Essential Question:

What responsibilities does a student have for safety?

Big Idea:

Good students have responsibilities for safety in school.

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Priority:

1.9.1 Give examples of an individual’s responsibilities as a citizen in the school.

1.9.2 Describe examples of models of good citizenship.

1.9.3 Analyze how one’s actions affect others.

 

Supporting:

2.1.1 Access information from non print materials with assistance.

2.1.2 Gather information from listening to and reading nonfiction texts.

2.4 Participate in classroom discussions.

3.1 Describe two different sides/points of view of one event.

 

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

 

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

 

Work to one’s ability to learn material taught.

 

Follow classroom rules.

 

Complete assignments at home and at school.

 

Show respect and kindness to all.

 

Take care of school supplies, books and equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give examples of an individual’s responsibilities as a citizen in school.

 

Describe examples of models of good citizenship.

 

Analyze how one’s actions affect others.

 

This unit can be enriched through the following Scott Foresman stories:

Tumble Bumble       Unit 1

Home, Safety, Citizenship

My Buddy Stan/Biscuit     Unit 3

Home, Culture

The Big Mess

Home, Citizenship

The Little Red Hen

Citizenship

Fox and Bear/Fox and Bear Look at the Moon

 

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Assessments

 

Not given to first grade students at this time.

 

 

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Big and/or Small Books

Chart Paper

Posting of Classroom Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

 

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections