Our Community

  • Learn that people live in communities.
  • Recognize that community members work together for the common good.
  • Recognize the characteristics of cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
  • Identify the significance of community landmarks.
  • Identify changes in communication and transportation.
  • Explore ways that these changes have affected people's lives.
  • Identify the qualities of good citizenship.
  • Recognize the ways rules and laws help communities.
  • Identify how present day El Paso compares to the El Paso of the past.
  • Recognize the significance of a legend about local cultural heritage.

Geography

  • Identify the United States and its neighbors on a map and a globe.
  • Identify the oceans and seven continents on a map and a globe.
  • Recognize different kinds of land and water found on Earth.
  • Identify major landforms and bodies of water.
  • Recognize the difference between weather and seasons.
  • Find out how weather patterns affect people's activities.
  • Explain what natural resources are.
  • Explain how people depend on natural resources to satisfy their basic needs.
  • Learn why people change Earth.
  • Identify ways in which people change Earth.
  • Identify ways of protecting Earth.
  • Recognize ways people can conserve and replenish natural resources.

History

  • Identify Native Americans as the first people to live in North America.
  • Learn about early explorers to America.
  • Recognize how the Pilgrims overcame hardship, and showed love of individualism.
  • Explain how the original 13 colonies become the United States.
  • Identify contributions of historical figures who have influenced the nation.
  • Explain why the Civil War was fought.
  • Identify how Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln have influenced our country's history.
  • Describe how the United States grew over time.
  • Understand the concepts of time and chronology.
  • Describe some of the history of Dayton, Ohio.
  • Describe sequence by using ancient times and modern times.

Economy

  • Understand that people work to earn money and help others.
  • Explain the choices people make about making money.
  • Identify needs and wants.
  • Explain the choices people about spending and saving.
  • Distinguish between goods and services.
  • Recognize the choices people in the U.S. can make about saving and spending their money.
  • Learn what producers and consumers are.
  • Distinguish between producing and consuming.
  • Learn how paper towels are made from trees.
  • Trace a product from a natural resource to finished goods.
  • Understand trade.
  • Explain the choices people can make in a free enterprise system.
  • Identify ways in which science and technology have affected communication, transportation, and recreation.

Government

  • Compare the roles of public officials, including mayor, governor, and President.
  • Identify ways that public officials are selected, including election and appointment to office.
  • Discover how communities solve problems and pay for the solutions they reach.
  • Describe how governments establish order, provide security, and manage conflict.
  • Identify buildings and monuments in Washington, D.C.
  • Identify and explain the significance of various national landmarks.
  • Understand some of our nation's symbols.
  • Identify selected symbols, such as state and national birds and flowers, and patriotic symbols, such as the U.S. and state flags.
  • Identify several American heroes.
  • Identify contributions of historical figures who have influenced the nation.
  • Learn about the European Union.
  • Locate European Union countries on a map.