1st Grade Social Studies

A.    Map and Globe Skills


          Harcourt School: Mapmaker, Mapmaker, make me a map!
          
Maps: InTech Links at Kennesaw

BrainPOP Jr: Social Studies>Geography>Reading Maps

B.    Information Processing Skills

 

C.    Our Earth and our Country

Over the Edge

 

D. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin is featured at this informative web page. Visit this internet site and read about this remarkable American. Benjamin Franklin was a civic leader, a writer, a scientist, an inventor, and more. Start off by reading about the life of this accomplished American. Then conclude your visit by reading three interesting stories about Benjamin Franklin, such as "Electrifying Experiences," "Who Was Silence Dogwood?" and "Soap, Sea, or a Printing Press." The Library of Congress sponsors this on-line biography

Ben's Guide to Government for Kids

E. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson is best known as the author of the Declaration of Independence for the United States, but he was far more than that. Diplomat, scientist, author, architect, linguist and historian, he was even the third President of the United States. Here you can get to know Jefferson a bit better through this brief biography and three stories about his life: Fire on the Capitol, Jefferson Macaroni, and The Most Important Thing He Ever Wrote. Sponsored by the Library of Congress: America's Story, this site has many other wonderful biographies of famous Americans as well.

F. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea

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Lewis & Clark
This National Geographic web site tells the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Each stage of their travels is documented with wonderful pictures, informative text, and a quote from Lewis and Clark's travel diary. There is also an interactive game for students to play, where they are able to follow Lewis and Clark on their expedition. They can make decisions about food, supplies, directions, and other aspects of the journey, then receive feedback.
Sacagawea (c. 1790-1812 or 1884)
Learn about the life of legendary Sacagawea. You will read about her significant role in the American West. You will learn about her kidnapping and how she became an interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition. Her life story is fascinating and a bit of a mystery. The later part of her life is somewhat uncertain, including her actual death

G. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was a runaway slave who, for 10 years, risked her life to help hundreds of other slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Here you can get to know Tubman a bit better through this brief biography and three stories about her life: Running to Freedom, Freeing the Slaves, and Spying for the Union. Sponsored by the Library of Congress: America's Story, this site has many other wonderful biographies of famous Americans as well.

BrainPOP Jr: Social Studies>Biographies>Harriet Tubman
The Underground Railroad - Scholastic
Harriet Tubman TimeLine
Harriet Tubman TimeLine 2
Harriet Tubman Quiz
Harriet Tubman Vocabulary Quilt
Who Said This?

H. Life and Times of Historical Figures - Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt
The Rough Rider president was Theodore Roosevelt. This article from Time for Kids magazine online tells all about the president known for his concern for the environment. See what he did during his presidency to preserve millions of acres of land. One section has interesting facts and another quizzes you on your knowledge about Roosevelt. There is an interview with a person who works at Roosevelt's home. There are photographs of Theodore Roosevelt at the site also.

The Real Story of Teddy Bear
Q and A about Teddy Roosevelt

 

I. Life and Times of Historical Figures - George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver started as a slave in Missouri and worked his way to being one of our most famous scientists. Read about his struggles and how he got a better education that led him to many inventions involving the peanut and the sweet potato. Learn about his generosity and what he did with his estate after his death.

BrainPOP Jr: Social Studies>Biographies>George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver Photo Gallery

J. American Folktales

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K. Personal Finance

BrainPOP Jr: Social Studies>Needs and Wants
Piggy Bank Game
Buying More for Less