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Core Social Studies Classroom Magazine
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Students will view and discuss the American Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. They will discuss friendship and understand that teachers help them learn.
Students will learn terms that describe relative location (e.g., near, far, etc.), use a simple map, and describe the location of places in the school (e.g., office, library, playground).
Students will understand the necessity of rules and their consequences, identify authority figures at home and school and discuss the actions of good citizens.
Students will learn that a responsibility is a duty to do or not do something and discuss examples of responsibility and privacy.
Students will understand calendar time (e.g., days, weeks, months). Students will develop an awareness of time in a day and of time and change (e.g., yesterday, today, tomorrow).
Students will learn that history tells the story of people and events from different times and places. They will also learn about Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day.
Students will identify the basic needs of families from a variety of cultures (e.g., food, shelter, clothing and companionship).
Students will learn about the Mayflower’s journey to America, the experiences of the Pilgrims and the hardships of surviving in a new country.
Students will learn that communication is sharing information and will understand ways to communicate (e.g., gestures, pictographs, writing and printing).
Students will learn about children from various cultures around the world and compare daily life in other countries to daily life in the U.S.
Students will learn about some ways people of different cultures and countries celebrate holidays.
Students will learn about selected Post-Renaissance scientists and inventors from around the world. They will discuss ways inventions have changed community life over time.
Students will develop an awareness of art forms, folk tales and holiday celebrations from selected cultures, past and present.
Students will learn about globes and maps and will identify physical features of places (e.g., mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes).
Students will understand that regions are areas with common characteristics. They will understand similarities and differences between life in cities, towns, suburbs and farms.
Students will learn about presidents and other patriotic men and women in the U.S. prior to 1880 (e.g., George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman).
Students will learn about important buildings, statues, and monuments associated with American history (e.g., the White House, Mount Rushmore).
Students will learn about the way American symbols, holidays and patriotic activities reflect the shared values, principles and beliefs of Americans.
Students will discuss the individual rights and responsibilities they have as part of their family, school and their community.
Students will identify human and natural resources (e.g., people in the community, oil, trees). They will discuss ways to use resources.
Students will understand the difference between consumers and producers and between goods and services. They will discuss needs and wants and the way people get things they need and want.
Students will learn about work and discuss the jobs people do in their communities.
Students will understand the basic concepts of spending money for goods and services and saving money for the future.
K-5 Required to Read 50% Informational Text - Meet or exceed the 50% Informational Text requirement in your state with Studies Weekly. Teach CCSS-aligned Social Studies and Science content during your literacy block!
Staircase of Complexity - Lexile levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level. We provide researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding/differentiated instruction so that all students succeed.
Text-Based Answers - Students are required to write about what they read, perform additional research, cite sources and consider other points of view. Assessment questions require students to recall, examine and analyze the text they have read.
Writing from Sources - Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.
Academic Vocabulary - With domain-specific vocabulary for each lesson, our lesson plans help you teach students how to determine the meaning of unknown words within a text (CCSS for ELA RI.4).
Computer-Based, Machine-Scored Assessment for Grades 3-5 - Online assessment is provided at studiesweekly.com/online. With instant analysis, including pie charts for every question, you.ll identify where re-teaching or additional test-taking strategies are needed.
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