SS.1.CG.3.2

Explain responsible ways for individuals and groups to make decisions.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will demonstrate characteristics of responsible decision-making.

Clarification 2: Students will explain how multiple perspectives contribute to the unity of the United States.

General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 1
Strand: Civics and Government
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/24
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021030: Social Studies Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721012: Access Social Studies - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.1.CG.3.AP.2: Demonstrate ways of responsible decision-making such as voting on a class snack.

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Lesson Plans

Lesson 3 - Tally Our Vote:

Lesson 3 - Tally Our Vote

Type: Lesson Plan

Lesson 2 - Tally the Vote:

In this lesson, students will discuss how a class of students can vote to make a decision when they don't all agree on a choice.  Students will count tallies to determine answers to questions about voting for a class pet.  This is lesson 2 in a 3-part series integrating math and civics.  

Type: Lesson Plan

I Pledge Allegiance: Vocabulary Fun:

This is lesson # 3 of the text unit series for I Pledge of Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson. This lesson will continue lesson #2, building students understanding of the vocabulary in the text I Pledge of Allegiance. Students will develop their vocabulary knowledge through reading, writing, and their choice of performance or drawing.

This unit will help students identify or explain rights and responsibilities in their school community, ways to show respect during the Pledge of Allegiance, symbols of the United States, and demonstrate characteristics of responsible decision-making. Students will engage in a read-aloud over several days with lessons emphasizing text features, vocabulary, central idea, and similarities and differences between information provided visually and within the text. In addition, the teacher will facilitate research, students' presentations, and artwork as activities to help students demonstrate their knowledge of respect for the Pledge of Allegiance.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

Type: Lesson Plan

Class Pet Vote:

Students will vote on a favorite class pet, record results, and use the most popular choice to decide the favorite as a way of demonstrating group decision making.

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Creating a Classroom Constitution:

The teacher will present both Preambles of the US and FL Constitution worded in kid-friendly language. Students will identify the similarities and differences between both texts. Students will create a Classroom Constitution based on the perspectives of all students’ perspectives on appropriate laws and rules. Students will compare and contrast their classroom constitution to the US Constitution. 

Type: Lesson Plan

Responsible Decision Making:

In this lesson plan, students will decide if decisions are responsible or irresponsible decisions and evaluate the outcomes of each. 

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Teaching Idea

Grade 1 Civics Family Guide: Standard 3:

This Grade 1 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 3 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea

Student Resources

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Parent Resources

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Teaching Idea

Grade 1 Civics Family Guide: Standard 3:

This Grade 1 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 3 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea