Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 1

Big Ideas

  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.

Overall Expectations:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
  • Recognize causes and consequences of events, decisions, or developments in their lives (cause and consequence)
  • Explore different perspectives on people, places, issues, or events in their lives (perspective)
  • Identify fair and unfair aspects of events, decisions, or actions in their lives and consider appropriate courses of action (ethical judgment)

Specific Expectations

Students are expected to know the following:

  • characteristics of the local community that provide organization and meet the needs of the community
  • diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives within the local and other communities
  • relationships between a community and its environment
  • roles, rights, and responsibilities in the local community
  •  key events and developments in the local community, and in local First Peoples communities
  • natural and human-made features of the local environment

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