The activities in this resource can be used to introduce the Georgia Standards of Excellence:
SS1CG1 Describe how the historical figures in SS1H1a display positive character traits such as: fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.
The lessons are designed to introduce the positive character trait without referencing the historical figures. The author of this product thought students needed background knowledge of the positive character trait before studying the historical figures in SS1H1a.
This product includes a 5-day Teacher's Guide. The guide lists activities for each day. The lessons are introduced with Sheila Rae, the Brave by Kevin Henkes. This text is not included in your purchase. The author of Courage (Social Studies Extensions) defines courage as the strength to not be scared. This is based on her teaching experiences with the historical figures. This resource also includes:
Keywords: Whitney Kicklighter, first grade, courage, historical figures, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Ruby Bridges, George W. Carver, Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, social studies extensions