ERIC Number: ED459942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Grade One Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.
Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.
This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's Grade One curriculum standards in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards include instruction in phonics to assist students in decoding letter combinations and words in a variety of contexts. Students will know a basic sight vocabulary. They will read for details in a selection and identify the main idea in a selection. They will compose as a means of communication and as a learning tool across the curriculum. They will identify characters, plot, setting, and theme in literature heard, viewed, or read. They will give oral reports on information and events. Mathematics students will also use, represent, and explain the concepts, skills, symbols, and vocabulary identified in the mathematics standards. The mathematics standards place a strong emphasis on mathematical concepts and understanding and also support the development of problem solving. Students will be actively engaged in learning mathematics through the use of concrete materials and appropriate technologies such as calculators and computers. Science students will conduct simple experiments. They will be introduced to the process of classifying plants and animals based on simple characteristics. Emphasis is placed on the relationships among objects and their interaction with each other. The social studies standards center on the basic concept of the family. Students will use maps and globes to identify and locate places and geographic features. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Classification, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Family (Sociological Unit), Grade 1, Language Arts, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Parent Materials, Phonics, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Reading, School Activities, Sciences, Social Studies, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.