NYCDOE: Passport to Social Studies - grade 1, unit 3
Note to Teachers: To help with Remote learning, student workbook pages and/or student graphic organizers for this unit are available in Microsoft Word format on the NYCDOE TeachHub in a Google Drive folder along with Passport to Social Studies lessons that have been adjusted for remote learning. Corresponding translated workbook pages are included. Access these materials by following these instructions.
This is the third unit of the grade one scope and sequence, titled: The Community. It was developed by a team of NYCDOE staff and teachers, in collaboration with scholars of the humanities and social sciences as well as museum curators. Students will immerse themselves in the topic by discussing focus questions, reading and analyzing a rich collection of diverse primary and secondary sources, examining artifacts, and interpreting images, such as paintings and photographs, maps, and political cartoons.
This guide offers a multitude of perspectives on how people in communities are active participants who create governments to create peace and establish order; and how maps are used to locate important places in the community. Topics of representative lessons in this unit include: understanding the characteristics of a good citizen; identifying government leaders; and how maps provide different types of information to help us find important places in the community.
To evaluate student mastery of content knowledge, cognitive processes, and critical thinking skills, this unit includes formative assessments, and a performance-based assessment activity, which has students describing roles and responsibilities of citizens, determining why rules and laws are created, identifying roles of local and national leaders, analyzing and drawing maps with important places in the community
Please note: the complete set of NYCDOE K-8: Passport to Social Studies Core Curriculum materials include a wide-range of trade books and primary documents, in addition to this unit of study. In order to support rigorous social studies instruction and student inquiry, we recommend that teachers integrate these resources into their daily instruction and assessment plans.
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