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Grade 1 - Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

Note: Social Studies Resources are developed and reviewed by #GAsocialstudies educators. 

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​What does every day social studies inquiry look like?
Check out this 1st Grade Social Studies Lesson "Rating and Ranking Historical Features." For lesson resources and more videos visit the Everyday Inquiry in Elementary Social Studies Video Series​​​


2021-22 Virtual Specialist Videos


Content Resources

1st Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies

Teacher Notes

First Grade Teacher Notes

Teacher Content Videos

Benjamin Franklin SS1H1, SS1G1c, SS1CG1


George Washington Carver and Patriotism SS1H1, SS1G1c, SS1CG1-2


Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with Sacagawea SS1H1, SS1G1c, SS1CG1


Ruby Bridges SS1H1, SS1G1c, SS1CG1


Theodore Roosevelt SS1H1, SS1G1c, SS1CG1


Thomas Jefferson and Patriotism SS1H1, SS1G1c, SS1CG1-2


Instructional Resources

1st Grade Curriculum Map

First Grade Curriculum Map

Sample Units

Unit 1: Connecting Themes Source Set
Unit 2: Our National Heritage NEWSource Set
Unit 3: A Changing Country NEWSource Set
Unit 4: Inventors in the United States NEWSource Set
Unit 5: Community Helpers NEWSource Set
Unit 6: We are Alike, We are Different  Source Set

Distance Learning Resources

Unit 2: Topic – My Location  Me on a Map  Where I Live  Where I Live Graphic Organizer

Economics Topic –​ Choices with Money Resources​

Unit 4: Topic –​ ​ George Washington Carver  PPT​

Instructional Activity Videos


Social Studies Labs

• Benjamin Franklin PDF Version PPT Version

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