1st Grade Social Studies Standards - Governance and Civics
Links verified 2/16/2011
1.4.1a Constitution - Recognize the United States Constitution as the basis for the laws in our country. 1.4.1b Rules and Laws - Categorize rules and laws we follow as members of a family, school, and community. 1.4.1c Purpose of Government - Explain the purpose of government and give examples of laws that establish order, provide security, and control conflict. 1.4.2a Community Government - Understand that community governments employ various service workers. 1.4.2b Leaders - Identify leaders in the community, state, and nation. 1.4.2c Levels of Government - Describe the relationship between local, state, and national government. 1.4.3a Citizenship - Define citizenship and responsibility. 1.4.3b Rights and Responsibilities - Examine the rights and responsibilities of the individual in relation to his or her social group, such as family, peer group, and school class. 1.4.3c Responsibilities of Citizens - Categorize responsibilities that citizens have to their community, state, and country. 1.4.3d Local Laws - Design a set of rules or laws for a home, classroom, or community. 1.4.3e Family Rules - Recognize family and school rules as compared with those from another culture. 1.4.4a Pledge of Allegiance - Recite and explain the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. 1.4.4b Voting - Understand that voting is a way of making choices and decisions. 1.4.4c Symbols and Celebrations - Explain how selected customs, symbols, and celebrations reflect an American love of individualism and inventiveness. 1.4.4d Flag - Explain selected national and state patriotic symbols such as the United States and Tennessee flags.