Are you ready to homeschool First Grade social studies? My goal is to guide you step-by-step through the process of learning to use the high-quality, free history and geography curriculum from Core Knowledge to homeschool your student.
What Will Your Student Learn in First Grade? Your student will be improving their spacial sense including use of map keys, legends, directions and geographical terms. They’ll also study world history including the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt, be introduced to three major world religions, and the modern geography and culture of Mexico. In U.S. history they will learn about the earliest people to live in North, Central, and South America including the Maya, the Aztecs, and the Inca. They’ll also study the European Explorers of the late 15th century and the initial colonies established in North America. The key figures and events from the American Revolution and the exploration of the American West will also be introduced.
Let’s get started!
Using the Core Knowledge History & Geography Curriculum (CKHG)
- Watch the How-to Videos for the CKHG Curriculum (below)
- Download the free CKHG Support Materials: Organization Guide and Unit-Specific Prep Checklist
- Download the free CKHG Curriculum
Watch the How-To Videos for the CKHG Curriculum
Download the CKHG Support Materials
I have done the organization and scheduling work for you! View and download the organization checklist, unit-specific prep checklist, supply list, daily schedule, and more.
Download CKHG Curriculum
Ready to download the free Core Knowledge Curriculum? Click the button below to watch the How-to Download video where I’ll walk you through the download process and give you important tips for keeping the curriculum files organized.
Once you’re ready, check out our videos and support materials for using Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA and CK Skills), Core Knowledge Science (CKSci), and MEP Math for First Grade.
The Core Knowledge Foundation is a non-profit organization and has generously made their curriculum free to download. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to support their ongoing curriculum development efforts.
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