Standard 2: Historical Knowledge

General Information
Number: SS.1.A.2
Title: Historical Knowledge
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 1
Strand: American History

Related Benchmarks

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Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Access Points

SS.1.A.2.AP.1
Recognize examples of people and events from other times in stories.
SS.1.A.2.AP.2
Recognize examples of daily life that are different from long ago.
SS.1.A.2.AP.3
Identify national holidays as a way of remembering and honoring people and events.
SS.1.A.2.AP.4
Identify a person from the past who showed bravery, honesty, or responsibility.
SS.1.A.2.AP.5
Identify events or characters in a historical story that are real or not real.

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A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin: Lesson 2 Going Back in Time:

In this lesson, part of a text unit utilizing David A. Adler’s A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin, students will be transported back in time by taking a picture walk and creating an environment like Benjamin Franklin’s era. Students will be reminded that Benjamin Franklin is the main topic of the unit, so it is important to understand the time period he lived in. Students will identify differences they see in the pictures as compared to things they see in today’s world. As they notice the differences, the vocabulary from the text will be introduced.

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A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin: Lesson 4: If You Can Dream It You Can Make It:

Students will connect with Benjamin Franklin using A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin by David A. Adler for reference. Students will plan, design, and engineer an artifact that will better a task they encounter regularly. Through trial and error and free exploration, students will generate explanations about why their invention did or did not work.

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