• First Grade Unit: Colonial Times


Colonial Man on Carriage

TEKS Addressed

  • First Grade Social Studies TEKS

    (3)  History. The student understands the concepts of time and chronology. The student is expected to:

    (A)  distinguish among pastpresent, and future;

    (B)  describe and measure calendar time by (days, weeks, months, and) years; and

    (C)  create a (calendar and) simple timeline.

    (16)  Science, technology, and society. The student understands how technology affects daily life, past and present. The student is expected to:

    (A)  describe how technology changes the ways families live;

    (B)  describe how technology changes communicationtransportation, and recreation; and

    (C)  describe how technology changes the way people work.

    (17)  Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:

    (A)  obtain information about a topic using a variety of valid oral sources such as conversations, interviews, and music;

    (B)  obtain information about a topic using a variety of valid visual sources such as pictures, symbols, electronic media, maps, literature, and artifacts; and

    (C)  sequence and categorize information.

    (18)  Social studies skills. The student communicates in oral, visual, and written forms. The student is expected to:

    (A)  express ideas orally based on knowledge and experiences; and

    (B)  create and interpret visual and written material.


    First Grade English Language Arts & Reading TEKS

    (19)  Research/Research Plan. Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to:

    (A)  ask questions about topics of class-wide interest; and

    (B)  decide what sources or people in the classroom, school, library, or home can answer these questions.


    (20)  Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to:

    (A)  gather evidence from provided text sources; and

    (B)  use pictures in conjunction with writing when documenting research.


    Technology Application TEKS (Gr. K-2)

    (1)  Creativity and innovation. The student uses creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge and develop digital products. The student is expected to:

    (B)  create original products using a variety of resources;

    (3)  Research and information fluency. The student acquires and evaluates digital content. The student is expected to:

    (A)  use search strategies to access information to guide inquiry;

    (B)  use research skills to build a knowledge base regarding a topic, task, or assignment; and