Standard #: SS.1.A.2.3

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Identify celebrations and national holidays as a way of remembering and honoring the heroism and achievements of the people, events, and our nation's ethnic heritage.


Examples may include, but are not limited to, federal holidays and ethnic celebrations.

General Information

Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 1
Strand: American History
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

Course Number1111 Course Title222
5021030: Social Studies Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
7721012: Access Social Studies - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
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.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.Pa.c Recognize an activity associated with a national celebration, such as a family dinner on Thanksgiving.

Related Resources

Lesson Plans

Name Description
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.
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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