Famous Americans - Folktales
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.
SS1H2 The student will read or listen to American folktales and explain how they characterize our national heritage. The study will include John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Annie Oakley.
As we study the Frontier explorers of the United States
we will also:
*Locate the Appalachian Mountains on a map.
*Identify what the Wilderness Road refers to.
*Locate the Mississippi River on a map.
*Locate the Rocky Mountains on a map.
*Identify and locate the Louisiana Territory on a map.
PBSkids Video Folktales and Fables
Start with a book Folktales