Unit Plan

Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies

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This Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies unit plan also includes:

Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about learners' own communities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Connect the themes between social studies and language arts, based on the short stories or novels you're working on in class
  • Have first graders participate in community service projects to emphasize the points in each unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Some of the links require Shockwave to perform correctly
  • Printable images are in color; consider printing and laminating for use over multilple days
  • Based on Georgia's state standards, but applicable to any state's lessons
  • Provides links for auxiliary resources
  • Themes are general and versatile 
  • None
Common Core