Standard 1: The World in Spatial Terms

General Information
Number: SS.1.G.1
Title: The World in Spatial Terms
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 1
Strand: Geography

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Independent

SS.1.G.1.In.a
Identify a map of the local community or Florida.
SS.1.G.1.In.b
Recognize elements in a key/legend on a simple map or drawing of a location, such as pictures and symbols.
SS.1.G.1.In.c
Construct a simple map using map symbols.
SS.1.G.1.In.d
Identify land and water on a map and globe, such as by using the color key—blue is water, and green/brown is land.
SS.1.G.1.In.e
Locate Florida and a major body of water on maps or globes, such as the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico.
SS.1.G.1.In.f
Recognize selected ways location, weather, and physical environment affect people in the student’s community, such as their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.

Supported

SS.1.G.1.Su.a
Recognize a pictorial map of the local community or Florida.
SS.1.G.1.Su.b
Recognize an element in a key/legend on a pictorial map or drawing of a location, such as pictures or symbols.
SS.1.G.1.Su.c
Complete a pictorial map using pictures or symbols for designated areas.
SS.1.G.1.Su.d
Recognize land and water on a map and globe, such as by using the color key—blue is water and green/brown is land.
SS.1.G.1.Su.e
Recognize land and water on a map and globe, such as by using the color key—blue is water and green/brown is land.
SS.1.G.1.Su.f
Recognize a way location, weather, or physical environment affects people in the student’s community, such as their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, or recreation.

Participatory

SS.1.G.1.Pa.a
Recognize a drawing of home or school.
SS.1.G.1.Pa.b
Associate an object, picture, or symbol with a location.
SS.1.G.1.Pa.c
Associate an object, picture, or symbol with a location.
SS.1.G.1.Pa.d
Recognize a picture of land or water.
SS.1.G.1.Pa.e
Recognize a picture of land or water.
SS.1.G.1.Pa.f
Associate a selected characteristic of the student’s environment, such as food, clothing, or shelter, with its personal effect on the student.

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Lesson Plans

Traveling With Clifford:

In this MEA lesson plan, students will work on their map skills while they practice collecting data in categories, representing data using pictographs, and interpreting data in pictographs to solve a problem. Students will read and/or listen to the story Clifford Takes a Trip. After discussing the story, they will then plan a trip for Clifford to visit the great state of Florida.

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Matter Man:

Students will be able to build a model of a snowman by using different states of matter. They will be able to use their prior knowledge of understanding that almost everything is made of matter. Then, they will use information learned to design and create a "Matter Man" and its environment.

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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