Identify people from the past who have shown character ideals and principles including honesty, courage, and responsibility.


Examples may include, but are not limited to, Presidents, war veterans, community members, and leaders.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 1
Strand: American History
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
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))
5011010: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

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Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.1.A.2.AP.4: Identify a person from the past who showed bravery, honesty, or responsibility.

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Who Was Benjamin Franklin?:


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Who Was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?:

In this lesson plan, students will recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an influential leader in the U.S. who demonstrated character, ideals, and principles. 

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

In this lesson 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.

This unit is focused on identifying Benjamin Franklin as the topic of the text. Civics is integrated through understanding that Benjamin Franklin represents the United States. Students will explore life in the 1700’s to gain background knowledge. Teacher will create an ongoing timeline to document the major events in Ben’s life as key details. Students will solve a real world problem through invention, create a newspaper article to spread news, write both an expository and opinion piece. The assessment for the unit will be a kite that is a graphic organizer for students to identify the topic and relevant details in a text.

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

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Being Honest, Courageous, Responsible is Not So Hard!!!:

In this lesson, students will read about who Martin Luther King Jr. is and how his actions, thoughts, and words were influential to U.S. History. Students will also explore traits such as honesty, courage, and responsibility for displaying citizenship. 

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Patriotism on Memorial Day:

This lesson will define patriotism and explain how citizens can demonstrate patriotic behaviors during patriotic holidays, such as Memorial Day. The students will learn that people who display courage and bravery, like soldiers, deserve patriotic appreciation from their country.

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Recognizing Individuals that Represent the United States :

In this lesson plan, students will recognize individuals that represent the United States and understand their impact on U.S. history.

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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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