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Exploring Social Studies: California Grade K

Captivate young students with colorful texts and engaging lessons, hands-on primary sources and scripts that introduce history and social studies topics, and rich resources designed for early learners

For The Student

  • High-interest student texts with exciting visuals and key content
  • Student Guided Practice Book with Project-Based Learning activities
  • Primary sources and photographs to spark meaningful analysis of key concepts

For The Teacher

  • Standards-based lessons for whole- or small-group instruction
  • Assessments to document student growth
  • Embedded professional development and best practices
  • Copy of Student Collection

Exploring Social Studies: California Grade 1

Motivate students to explore a wide range of history and social studies themes with leveled readers, research-based lesson plans, and a variety of primary sources and digital resources that extend learning.

For The Student

  • High-interest student texts with exciting visuals and key content
  • Student Guided Practice Book with Project-Based Learning activities
  • Primary sources and photographs to spark meaningful analysis of key concepts

For The Teacher

  • Standards-based lessons for whole- or small-group instruction
  • Assessments to document student growth
  • Embedded professional development and best practices
  • Copy of Student Collection

Exploring Social Studies: California Grade 2

Encourage critical thinking with rich informational texts, scripts, and other resources that cover four strands of social studies: history, geography, economics, and government/civics.

For The Student

  • High-interest student texts with exciting visuals and key content
  • Student Guided Practice Book with Project-Based Learning activities
  • Primary sources and photographs to spark meaningful analysis of key concepts

For The Teacher

  • Standards-based lessons for whole- or small-group instruction
  • Assessments to document student growth
  • Embedded professional development and best practices
  • Copy of Student Collection

Exploring Social Studies: California Grade 3

History and social studies themes and topics come to life with captivating images and texts that explore the United States government, famous people in history, community service, our natural resources, and more.

For The Student

  • High-interest student texts with exciting visuals and key content
  • Student Guided Practice Book with Project-Based Learning activities
  • Primary sources and photographs to spark meaningful analysis of key concepts

For The Teacher

  • Standards-based lessons for whole- or small-group instruction
  • Assessments to document student growth
  • Embedded professional development and best practices
  • Copy of Student Collection

Exploring Social Studies: California Grade 4

Standards-based resources tap into students' natural curiosity about California's fascinating history and geography, covering important grade-level topics and building content-area literacy.

For The Student

  • High-interest student texts with exciting visuals and key content
  • Student Guided Practice Book with Project-Based Learning activities
  • Primary sources and photographs to spark meaningful analysis of key concepts

For The Teacher

  • Standards-based lessons for whole- or small-group instruction
  • Assessments to document student growth
  • Embedded professional development and best practices
  • Copy of Student Collection

Exploring Social Studies: California Grade 5

Early explorers, American Indians, and the reasons for a revolution are among the diverse social studies topics that students will explore in depth with nonfiction texts and engaging print and digital resources.

For The Student

  • High-interest student texts with exciting visuals and key content
  • Student Guided Practice Book with Project-Based Learning activities
  • Primary sources and photographs to spark meaningful analysis of key concepts

For The Teacher

  • Standards-based lessons for whole- or small-group instruction
  • Assessments to document student growth
  • Embedded professional development and best practices
  • Copy of Student Collection

Leveled Readers

The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Other Aesop Fables

The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Other Aesop Fables

Life at Home

Life at Home

We Go to School

We Go to School

Meet Lady Liberty

Meet Lady Liberty

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Rules at Home

Rules at Home

Rules at School

Rules at School

Map It!

Map It!

Amazing Americans: George Washington

Amazing Americans: George Washington

Amazing Americans: Pocahontas

Amazing Americans: Pocahontas

Grand Old Flag

Grand Old Flag

Workers at My School

Workers at My School

Workers in My City

Workers in My City

Workers Who Take Care of Me

Workers Who Take Care of Me

National Holidays

National Holidays

Exploring Calendars

Exploring Calendars

Our Neighborhood

Our Neighborhood

American Heroes

American Heroes

Leveled Readers

The Star-Spangled Banner: Song and Flag of Independence

The Star-Spangled Banner: Song and Flag of Independence

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

What Makes a Town?

What Makes a Town?

Be Fair!

Be Fair!

Getting Around Town

Getting Around Town

Coming to America

Coming to America

Immigration Stories

Immigration Stories

America Then and Now

America Then and Now

Maps and Globes

Maps and Globes

Where People Live

Where People Live

Who Makes the Rules?

Who Makes the Rules?

Respect the Rules!

Respect the Rules!

Be a Good Leader!

Be a Good Leader!

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

The Declaration of Independence: Fourteen Hundred Words of Freedom

The Declaration of Independence: Fourteen Hundred Wo...

What Makes a Family?

What Makes a Family?

Saving and Spending

Saving and Spending

Goods and Services Around Town

Goods and Services Around Town

Leveled Readers

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Camping Constitution

Camping Constitution

Louis Pasteur and the Fight Against Germs

Louis Pasteur and the Fight Against Germs

George Washington Carver: Planting Ideas

George Washington Carver: Planting Ideas

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

You and the U.S. Government

You and the U.S. Government

You and the Law

You and the Law

Mapping Our Nation

Mapping Our Nation

Money and Trade in Our Nation

Money and Trade in Our Nation

Money and Trade in Our World

Money and Trade in Our World

Women Who Changed the World

Women Who Changed the World

Diplomacy Makes a Difference

Diplomacy Makes a Difference

Farmers Then and Now

Farmers Then and Now

Fishers Then and Now

Fishers Then and Now

Government Leaders Then and Now

Government Leaders Then and Now

A Family's Story

A Family's Story

Amazing Americans: Abraham Lincoln

Amazing Americans: Abraham Lincoln

Families Through Time

Families Through Time

Leveled Readers

The Inventor: Benjamin Franklin

The Inventor: Benjamin Franklin

Declaring Our Independence

Declaring Our Independence

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Harriet Tubman: Leading Slaves to Freedom

Harriet Tubman: Leading Slaves to Freedom

Hand to Heart: Improving Communities

Hand to Heart: Improving Communities

Our Nation's Capital: Washington, DC

Our Nation's Capital: Washington, DC

The U.S. Constitution and You

The U.S. Constitution and You

Our Government: The Three Branches

Our Government: The Three Branches

We the People: Civic Values in America

We the People: Civic Values in America

Doing Your Part: Serving Your Community

Doing Your Part: Serving Your Community

America's Man-Made Landmarks

America's Man-Made Landmarks

America's Natural Landmarks

America's Natural Landmarks

Capital Resources and the Economy

Capital Resources and the Economy

Our Natural Resources

Our Natural Resources

Geographic Features

Geographic Features

California Indians

California Indians

Understanding Economics

Understanding Economics

Leveled Readers

The Constitution of the United States: The Foundation of Our Government

The Constitution of the United States: The Foundatio...

The Great Depression: A Migrant Mother's Story

The Great Depression: A Migrant Mother's Story

California's Indian Nations

California's Indian Nations

Exploration of California

Exploration of California

California's Spanish Missions

California's Spanish Missions

Junípero Serra: A Spanish Missionary

Junípero Serra: A Spanish Missionary

Mexican Rule of California

Mexican Rule of California

Trails to California

Trails to California

The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader

Biddy Mason: Becoming a Leader

California: Becoming a State

California: Becoming a State

Crossing a Continent

Crossing a Continent

Crossing Oceans: Immigrating to California

Crossing Oceans: Immigrating to California

California: Towns to Cities

California: Towns to Cities

California in the 20th Century

California in the 20th Century

California's Complex Water System

California's Complex Water System

Education in California

Education in California

Californians Who Made a Difference

Californians Who Made a Difference

Governing the Golden State

Governing the Golden State

Geography of California

Geography of California

Leveled Readers

Work or Starve: Caption John Smith and the Jamestown Colony

Work or Starve: Caption John Smith and the Jamestown...

Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark

American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements

American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements

American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse

American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great ...

American Indians of the East: Woodland People

American Indians of the East: Woodland People

Early Explorers

Early Explorers

Racing to Colonize the New World

Racing to Colonize the New World

The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans

The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans

The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World

The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World

The Southern Colonies: First and Last of 13

The Southern Colonies: First and Last of 13

Reasons for a Revolution

Reasons for a Revolution

The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom

The American Revolution: Fighting for Freedom

Forming a New Government

Forming a New Government

We the People: Founding Documents

We the People: Founding Documents

The Great Leap Westward

The Great Leap Westward

19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way

19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way

Settling and Unsettling the West

Settling and Unsettling the West

American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance

American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance

Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

Early Congresses

Early Congresses