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Students will learn about the American flag, the Pledge of Allegiance and the history of Labor Day. They will also discuss the importance of being kind to others., , ,
Students will learn the locations of various places in their community. They will also discuss fair ways to make decisions., , , , , ,
Students will discuss similarities and differences in rules and responsibilities at home and at school. They will also learn about responsibilities of authority figures at home and school., , ,
Students will understand some basic civic values (e.g., fair play, honesty, sportsmanship) and learn about some ways to handle things if they are bullied., , ,
Students will understand broad categories of time (e.g., past, present, and future) and will apply calendar time to events in their school and community., ,
Students will discuss what history is and how they can learn about history. They will also discuss family traditions and expand their knowledge of Columbus Day., , , ,
Students will learn to order events sequentially and use vocabulary that indicates sequence. They will also learn the meaning of past, present and future., , , ,
Students will compare life now with life in the past. They will refer to a primary source photograph and locate physical features on a map., , ,
Students will distinguish between fact and fiction and recognize the difference between real people and fictional characters.,
Students will expand their knowledge of the history of this American holiday. They will discuss reasons the pilgrims came to America and what life was like for them in a new land., , , , ,
Students will learn about the parts and purposes of maps. They will identify physical features on maps and globes.,
Students will learn about land forms and bodies of water found on Earth. They will become familiar with a globe and learn to point out the continent, country and state where they live on a map or globe., , ,
Students will learn about authority figures at home, in school and in the community. They will also learn examples of power without authority., ,
Students will describe the characteristics of responsible citizenship. They will explain how decisions can be made and conflicts can be resolved in fair ways., ,
Students will expand their knowledge of how American symbols and patriotic activities reflect the shared values, principles and beliefs of Americans. They will also discuss how diversity and respect for others help make America a great place to live., , ,
Students will expand their knowledge of important buildings, statues and monuments associated with American history. They will identify people from the past who have shown character ideals and principles., ,
Students will expand their knowledge of presidents and other patriotic men and women in the U.S. prior to 1880 (e.g., George Washington, Betsy Ross, Crispus Attucks)., , , ,
Students will learn about major elected officials (e.g., president, governor) and understand that there are sources of authority for those who make laws and rules., ,
Students will learn about ways location, weather and the environment affect people in different communities. They will compare life in the U.S. with life in other places., , , ,
Students will expand their knowledge of the ways location and the environment affect people. They will understand that people make choices based on scarce resources.,
Students will know the differences among buyers, sellers and producers and between goods and services. They will recognize that money can be used in the exchange of goods and services., , , ,
Students will expand their knowledge of different types of work benefit families and communities. They will discuss how human resources are used to produce goods and services., , , ,
Students will learn ways people exchange goods and services, including bartering and using money. They will also identify goods that come from other countries and discuss different ways to save money., , , ,
Students will recognize the importance of saving money and will understand that an opportunity cost is giving up one thing for another., , , ,
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 eStudiesweekly.com. 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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