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

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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​​​


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

Resources for Any Unit

​Sample Lesson 

​Unit 1

Sample Unit Connecting Themes Source Set

Unit 2

Sample UnitOur National Heritage Source Set

Sample Lesson 

Unit 3

Sample UnitA Changing Country Source Set

Unit 4

Sample Unit Inventors in the United States Source Set

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Unit 5

Sample UnitCommunity Helpers Source Set

Unit 6

Sample Unit​ We are Alike, We are Different  Source Set

Beyond the Classroom

Why do we Remember Lewis and Clark? Escape Room Activity

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