My first grade unit, “Our National Heritage”, is an interdisciplinary thematic unit written for the general education classroom. This unit will focus on first grade Social Studies standards and our first grade Social Studies themes such as culture. Students will learn about American culture through folktales, patriotic songs, and by discussing our families and different communities. The second theme is individuals, groups, and institutions. Students will learn about many historical figures who have shaped our nation. The third theme is time, change, and continuity. Students will learn that change occurs over time and they will compare their lives to the lives of historical figures.
This unit provides differentiation for gifted students.