Standard 2: Historical Knowledge

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

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Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

SS.1.A.2.In.a
Recognize examples of people and events from other times in stories.
SS.1.A.2.In.b
Recognize examples of daily life that are different from long ago.
SS.1.A.2.In.c
Identify national holidays as a way of remembering and honoring people and events, such as Thanksgiving, Independence Day, and Memorial Day.
SS.1.A.2.In.d
Identify a person from the past who showed bravery, honesty, or responsibility.
SS.1.A.2.In.e
Identify events or characters in a story that are not real (fiction), such as Pecos Bill riding a tornado.

Supported

SS.1.A.2.Su.a
Recognize a story about someone living in a different time.
SS.1.A.2.Su.b
Recognize items that did not exist long ago.
SS.1.A.2.Su.c
Recognize a national holiday as a way of remembering and honoring people and events, such as Thanksgiving or Independence Day.
SS.1.A.2.Su.d
Recognize a person who showed honesty, bravery, or responsibility.
SS.1.A.2.Su.e
Recognize a character in a story that is not real (fiction), such as Babe the Blue Ox.

Participatory

SS.1.A.2.Pa.a
Recognize a past event.
SS.1.A.2.Pa.b
Recognize family members of older generations.
SS.1.A.2.Pa.c
Recognize an activity associated with a national celebration, such as a family dinner on Thanksgiving.
SS.1.A.2.Pa.d
Recognize a school leader, such as the principal.
SS.1.A.2.Pa.e
Recognize a character in a story that is not real.

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Looking for Lincoln Throughout His Life:

In this interdisciplinary lesson by PBS Learning Media, students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities to gather facts about Abraham Lincoln. Students will match vocabulary words with pictures to piece together a timeline of Lincoln's life, gather various facts about his work as a lawyer on the prairie, and also gain insight into Lincoln through objects and artifacts of his life. Students will then select classroom objects that best tell a story about them and/or their class, later reflecting upon the timeline of Lincoln's life while creating their own personal timelines.

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Arthur's Directorial Debut: A Thanksgiving MEA:

In the story Arthur's Thanksgiving, Arthur is chosen to direct the school's Thanksgiving play, but he has a hard time deciding who should play each part. In this MEA, the students will work in teams to help Arthur choose the perfect person for each part in the play. Then the students will write a letter to Arthur explaining their casting decisions and their decision making process. During the lesson, students will also have to reconsider their casting decisions and help Arthur solve the problem in the story when no one wants to dress up as the most important part in the play, the turkey!

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

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