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Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s

Knowledge Key Vocabulary List: school, rule, class, respect, cooperate, community, law, responsibility, problem, solution, group, teacher, and hero *Mary McLeod Bethune

Skills 1. Students will create a classroom rules poster. 2. Students will recall facts about family and community. 3. Students will begin to understand that school community and their role in it. 4. Students will begin to understand the Oaklyn

Assessment Other Evidence: Teacher Observation Students will discuss the roles that they have in the family. Performance Task: Visual Arts Project Students will create posters that show they are good citizens at home, at school, and in the community

Learning Activities Classroom Discussion: Set up and discuss school, community, and classroom rules Written Activity: Create Our Kindergarten Rules Scavenger Hunt: Using pictures of school workers students will take a

Resources Unit 1: Big Book Unit 1: Vocabulary Word Cards Unit 1: Homework and practice book pages Unit 1: Audiotext CD collection Miss Nelson is Missing

Being a People need Good Citizen rules to

(6 Weeks)

get along.

What are some rules at your school? How do signs help keep us safe? How can you show responsibilit y? To what groups do you belong?

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s

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Skills community and their role in it. 5. Students will be able to identify Mary McLeod Bethune 6. Students will be able to identify rules of safety

Assessment

Learning Activities supervised tour around the school. Classroom Game: Play Red Light, Green Light

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How are Weekly To Reader understan holidays d holidays, historic figures, and communit

celebrated here and around the world? Who are some of the

Historic Figures 1. Students Holidays should be able to use the weekly reader to expand on topics of social

Written Performance Activity: Task: Completing Worksheet Last page Students will activities complete last based in page activities learned based on information

Weekly Reader-Student Edition and Teacher Edition

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s y figures as presented in the Weekly Reader. major historic figures in our country? Who are some of our community helpers?

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Skills

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Learning Activities Practice Pages: Using additional skills papers as a follow up at the end of the unit

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studies learned throughout information the year. 2. Students should be able to apply the themes of family, school, country, holidays, and community.

American My Countr s are proud of y(6

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their country.

How do you say the Pledge of Allegiance? What are some symbols of the United

Key Vocabulary List: flag, Pledge of Allegiance, map, country, state, symbol, leader,

1. Students will identify the current president and name some of the past presidents.

Performance Task: Dramatizatio n Students will participate in a patriot parade with

Project: Patriotic Parade Written Activity: Create a book with National

Unit 2: Big Book Unit 2: Vocabulary Word Cards Unit 2: Homework and practice

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s States? Who is a leader? Who is the president? Why is freedom important?

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Learning Activities Symbols Class Project: Students will learn about presidential candidates and participate in mock election in conjunction with national presidential election. Music: Students will learn patriot songs to be sung throughout the year.

Resources book pages Unit 2: Audiotext CD Collection Map of the United States Read Aloud: My Teacher for President, Pledge of Allegiance

principal, 2. Students national President, will discuss symbols. vote, the parts of patriotism, and the freedom American *Benjamin flag and Franklin what they represent. 3. Students will identify American holidays such as Veterans Day, 4th of July. 4. Students will discuss and participate in a mock election for president. 5. Students will

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s

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Skills recognize a map of the United States. 6. Students will recognize national symbols and icons.

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Worker Everyone has work s

(6 Weeks)

to do.

Who works at your school? Who works in your community? What goods and services does your family buy? What can

Key Vocabulary List: worker, job, police, picture graph, tools, long ago, money, goods, services, wants, volunteer,

1. Students will be able to identify school workers. 2. Students will be able to identify community workers. 3. Students

Performance Task: Dramatizatio n Students will interview a family member or school worker about their job. They will

Writing Activity: Writing a page for a class book. End of Unit Worksheet: Students will complete multiple choice

Unit 3: Big Book Unit 3: Vocabulary Word Cards Unit 3: Homework Sheets and practice book pages Unit 3:

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s you do to help save resources? How do people support each other?

Knowledge resource, factory, and far away. *Cesar Chavez

Skills will be able to identify goods and services used. 4. Students will be able to discuss ways to help the environmen t.

Assessment then complete an oral presentation in front of the class Performance Task: Worksheet Students will complete worksheets about different careers. Performance Task: Expository Essay Students will create a classroom book about "What I Want to Be When I Grow Up".

Learning Activities worksheet for understandin g Classroom Centers: Role play the job of a community worker

Resources Audiotext CD Collection Read Aloud: Jonathan Goes To The Fire Station, Tops and Bottoms, Even Firefighters Need a Hug, and additional books about jobs.

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

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Assessment Other Evidence: Teacher Observation Students will help the teacher create a list of goods and services they use with their families.

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Where We Live

(6 Weeks)

People live in different places around this world.

What are some different kinds of land on Earth? What kinds of water are near you? How are maps and

Key Vocabulary List: Earth, land, water, stream, valley, lake, plain, river, mountain, ocean, hill, globe, continen

1. Students will be able to identify different types of land forms. 2. Students will be able to identify lakes,

Performance Task: Visual Arts Project Students will create a scrapbook of land and water forms. Performance Task:

Creative Arts Activity: Making a land and water form scrap book. Also adding people, animals and

Unit 4: Big Book Unit 4: Vocabulary Word Cards Unit 4: Homework sheets and practice book pages

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s models alike? How are they different? In which region do you live?

Knowledge t, model, neighborhood, transportation, map symbol, map key, region, shelter, city, and farm *John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)

Skills rivers, and streams near Oaklyn. 3. Students will use different map forms to learn about our world. 4. Students will learn about our local community of Oaklyn.

Assessment Exhibition Students will create a community in mural form. Performance Task: Lab Assignment Students will sort items into recyclable and reusable groups. They will complete this task in small groups.

Learning Activities plant life. Social Studies Lab: Students will sort items into recyclable and reusable groups. Apple Study: Students will complete apple tasting during Johnny Appleseed study.

Resources Unit 4: Audiotext CD Collection Read Aloud: The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, City Green, Our Earth, and Apples

Time Goes

People and

What did you Key do Vocabulary

1. Students Performance Visual will Task: Visual Arts:

Unit 5: Big Book

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s

Knowledge List: change, yesterday, tomorrow, month, week, day, calendar, year, season, and honesty *George Washington *Abraham Lincoln

Skills sequence events by using terms yesterday, today and tomorrow. 2. Students will recognize the name of the days of the week. 3. Students will be able to recall the holiday of Thanksgivin g in the month of November. 4. Students will be able to name and identify the months

Assessment Arts Project The students will create a class calendar that shows important events that have occurred since the beginning of school. Performance Task: Other written assessments Students will create a book of symbols representing various holidays.

Learning Activities Create a class calendar. Written Activity: Students will create a picture timeline showing them at different ages and what they will be doing. Poetry: Students will learn poems about changing seasons. Physical Movement: Students will

Resources Unit 5: Vocabulary Word Cards Unit 5: Homework sheet and workbook pages Read Aloud: Read Leaf, Yellow Leaf, Cookie's Week, Diary of a Spider, The Tortoise and the Hare, Today is Monday, It's Spring

By

(6 Weeks)

places change over time.

yesterday? What will you do tomorrow? What happens in November? What season comes after spring?

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

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Skills of the year. 5. Students will be able to identify the season that follows spring. 6. Students will recognize the reason for President's Day.

Assessment

Learning Activities learn the "Montherana " months of the year to the tune Macerana. Songs: Students will learn different songs to help reinforce the days of the week.

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Stories People of the can learn from Past

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stories

What are some American holidays?

Key Vocabulary List: holiday, Thanksgiving,

1. Students will be able to identify national

Performance Task: Dramatizatio n

Songs: Students will learn various songs that

Unit 6: Big Book Unit 6: Vocabulary

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

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Knowledge time line, present, past, future, fact, fiction, history, ancestor, and current events *Betsy Ross

Skills patriotic holidays. 2. Students will recognize people honored by national holidays. 3. Students will recognize how people lived in earlier times. 4. Students will describe major events in the past and present that have changed

Assessment Students will participate in a long ago day. They will participate in activities of children during the first Thanksgiving. Other Evidence: Other written assessments Students will create a book of holidays. Each student will create a page for book using a holiday they celebrate or that is

Learning Activities are related to holidays celebrated in the United States and by various cultures. Poetry: Students will add poems related to the past and holidays into their poem books. Interview: Students will have help from a family member to complete an interview about their childhood.

Resources Word Cards Unit 6: Homework Sheets and workbook pages Unit 6: Audio CD Read Aloud: Youn g George Washington, John, Paul, George and Ben, If You Lived in Colonial Days, Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Ruby Bridges, Various books about

about the past.

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving ? How did families get food and water in the past? How was life in the past different from your life? Who are your ancestors? Why are current events important?

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten

Enduring Essential Understanding Questions s

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Skills

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Learning Activities

Resources holidays and cultural events.

pole's lives. celebrated by various cultures.

Note: Assessments and read-alouds are suggested. They are ultimately up to the teachers' discretion.

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