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Students will learn about American symbols (e.g., the American Flag and the Bald Eagle) and the proper way to take care of the American flag. They will discuss the importance of being honest., , , ,
Students will learn the locations of various places in the United States. They will also learn ways to measure and describe distance., , ,
Students will extend and refine their knowledge of rules and the consequences of breaking them. They will learn that people in authority have limits on their authority., , , ,
Students learn some qualities of a good citizen and understand the benefits and consequences of fulfilling or not fulfilling their responsibilities. They will learn that privacy is a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution., , , , , , , ,
Students will learn that history tells the story of people and events from different times and places. They will also extend their knowledge of calendar time., , , ,
The students will learn how to use technology in the media center and classroom. They will also learn about primary sources and how they help us learn about history., , ,
Students will learn about world explorers (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon, and Marco Polo) and U.S. explorers (e.g., Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea)., , , , , , ,
Students will learn that American Indians were the first inhabitants of North America. They will learn about American Indian culture., , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about the Mayflower Compact and the hardships the Pilgrims suffered in America, including disease and scarcity. They will also learn how American Indians helped the Pilgrims survive., , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will explore ways the daily life of early colonists changed over time and how communities eventually became the cities and towns we live in today., , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The students will learn about the impact of explorers and settlers on American Indians and how things changed as communities grew., , , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn the purposes of and the differences between maps and globes. They will locate various places (e.g., North and South Poles) on a globe., , ,
Students will learn about types of maps. They will identify various locations in North America., , ,
The students will learn to identify the continents, oceans, equator, prime meridian and North and South Poles. They will also learn about using good judgment to be a responsible citizen., , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about people who have made important contributions to our country's history. They will also learn about individuals, events and documents that represent the U.S., , , , , , , , , ,
Students will discuss the importance of the Statue of Liberty. They will also recognize important American symbols like the Liberty Bell and the World War II memorial. They will learn about the contributions of an American Indian named Chief Joseph, as well as a Hispanic leader named Cesar Chavez., , , , , , , , ,
Students will compare and contrast American Indian cultures of the past to cultures found in the U.S. today, including African American, Hispanic and Asian American cultures., , , , , , ,
The students will learn why people form governments. They will also learn various ways to become an American citizen., , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about major elected officials in their community (e.g., mayor, city commissioner). They will understand that rights and responsibilities reinforce each other and promote the common good., , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about people from various backgrounds and cultures who made important contributions to our country., , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn how trade helps families around the world meet their basic needs. They will discuss how scarcity affects the choices families make., , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will extend and refine their knowledge of human, natural and capital resources and the ways they are used. They will know that there are costs and benefits of making choices., , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will extend and refine their knowledge of the requirements of various jobs, understand that most people work to produce goods or services, and understand that work provides income., , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will understand the purpose of markets and the functions of a bank. They will also understand that people in different places depend on each other for goods and services., , , , , , , , , , , ,
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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