Graduation Speech : First Grade Competency

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First Grade (Family/School)

First Grade Competency 1 - Understand the symbols, icons, and traditions of community, state, and nation relates to theme II. Time, Continuity, and Change. The curriculum framework states that first grade helps children to understand family life and structure, as well as their roles in a global setting—such as the community. Students are learning about variations in the ways families’ live (i.e. single-parented, self-employed, unemployed, retired and various other housing options. Children should learn that family is the primary support group for people everywhere. Objective c. under Competency 1 states that students learn and discuss songs that express the ideals of the United States of America (i.e. America the Beautiful, the Star Spangled Banner, etc). NCSS Standard II relates to Competency 1 because the Learner Expectations require an in depth understanding of one’s past, where they have come from, to understand where they are going or even to realize how far they have come. First Grade Competency 2 - Understand everyday life in different times and places around the world relates to the theme III. People, Places, and Environment. Objective a. under Competency 2 states that students use a map and/or globe to locate the local community, Mississippi, the United States, the seven continents, and the oceans. NCSS Standard III relates to Competency 2 because the Learner Expectations require students to possess the ability to map information in
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