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American Heros: Inventors

American Heroes: Inventors


In the first grade, students continue their introduction to United States history through the study of selected historical figures. In the history strand, students study the important contributions each historical person made. In the geography strand, students learn about where these historical people lived and explore important basic geographic concepts. The civics strand provides a study of the positive character traits exhibited by these important historical figures. The economics strand continues the introduction of basic economic concepts. 

Historical Understandings

SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.

a.Identify the contributions made by these figures:
Benjamin Franklin: 
Alexander Graham Bell: (inventor)

Thomas Alvin Edison: (inventor)
Thomas Jefferson: (Declaration of Independence),

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark: (exploration),
 Sacagawea: (exploration),
Tubman: (Underground Railroad),

Theodore Roosevelt; (National Parks and the environment),
George Washington Carver: (science).


b. Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and different

from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation,

communication, recreation).

SS1CG1 The student will describe how the historical figures in SS1H1a display positive character traits of fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, conservation, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.


Additional Content: 
Christopher Columbus

Martin Luther King, Jr.

George Washington

Abraham Lincoln






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