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Grade 1 Social Studies

What We Do

  • Important events and people in the history of Virginia
  • The lives of people associated with major holidays in the U.S.
  • Basic map skills including symbols, cardinal directions, the shapes of the United States and Virginia
  • The economic concepts of goods and services, consumers and producers, and making economic choices
  • The traits of a good citizen and contribution to the community
  • Communities in Virginia have local governments
  • Communities include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions

How We Do It

  • Projects, writing activities and discussions
  • Collaborative projects and activities
  • Group and independent activities utilizing technology (i.e. IPads, Smartboard)
  • Formative and summative assessments


  • Pre-teaching vocabulary
  • Visual maps/charts
  • Multisensory activities for group and independent work