Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 1
Interest Level K-3
Build literacy skills and social studies content-area knowledge while cultivating students' curiosity about the world around them and their connections to it. This non-textbook social studies curriculum offers an integrated ELA approach to specifically address Colorado content standards for social studies, English language arts, and English language development.
This series features dynamic student texts, creative lesson plans, inquiry-based analysis of primary sources, interactive student engagement, and integrated technology. Seamlessly integrate social studies instruction into the ELA block with everything needed to support instruction and the flexibility of multiple instructional settings. Take the guesswork out of what materials to use with historically accurate content that fully aligns to the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for Social Studies.
Exploring Social Studies: Colorado: Grade 1 Kit features:
- Prepare students for college, career, and civic life
- Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Facilitate authentic discussions among students
- Inquiry-based learning through discussion questions, document-based assessments, and primary source analysis activities
- Content addresses all social studies disciplines (geography, history, economics, and civics)
- Lesson plans with extension ideas to develop citizenship, civic and democratic values, and encourage public service
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Readers in the Kit
RT My Country: The Star-Spangled Banner 6-Pack with Audio
Learn about the events that inspired the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner". In this script, students of various reading levels can act out six differentiated roles, allowing everyone to confidently participate and successfully build fluency!
Meet Lady Liberty 6-Pack
The Statue of Liberty stands tall as a symbol of freedom. Early readers are introduced to the Statue of Liberty through a brief history told through simple text, stunning images, and a helpful glossary and index.
Families Through Time 6-Pack
With vivid and charismatic images of families throughout time, helpful text, table of contents, glossary, and index, children will be excited to learn about families from the past and will be inspired to compare them to families today.
I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag 6-Pack
The American flag is a symbol for freedom and unity. In this engaging nonfiction title, young readers learn a brief history of the American flag and are encouraged to learn and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Saving and Spending 6-Pack
Readers are introduced to and encouraged to find the difference between what they need and what they want, and how to make wise choices based on those concepts.
Goods and Services Around Town 6-Pack
Early readers will be introduced to goods and services, what makes them different, and examples of each. This title features plenty of eye-catching images and new vocabulary.
Amazing Americans: Abraham Lincoln 6-Pack
In this engaging biographical title that features clear text and images, readers will learn about the amazing things that Abraham Lincoln did for the country during the Civil War and why he is considered a hero today.
Maps and Globes 6-Pack
First grade students will develop their basic map and globe skills with this 6-Pack of nonfiction books that uses dynamic images and supportive text to integrate social studies content and language arts instruction.
Be a Good Leader! 6-Pack
What does it take to be a good leader? Young readers will learn what it takes in this inspiring nonfiction title that features plenty of bright photos, easy-to-read engaging text, and vocabulary.
RT: Lucky the Firehouse Dog 6-Pack with Audio
Act out the story of a firehouse dog in this leveled script! Differentiated roles allow teachers to involve students of all reading levels in this activity, encouraging everyone to perform and feel successful while building fluency!
What Makes a Family? 6-Pack
Early readers discover the various kinds of families in this nonfiction title. Readers are encouraged to be aware of and embrace the differences in families through lovely images and engaging text.
Be Fair! 6-Pack
What does it mean to be fair? Young readers will learn about various aspects about being a fair person--from respecting others to sharing. Children are encouraged to practice fairness in their everyday lives through supportive text and lively images.
Getting Around Town 6-Pack
Readers will learn the basics of how to read a map in this enlightening nonfiction title. With bright, clear images and helpful text, this book will have young readers engaged and excited to put their mapping skills to work!
A Family's Story 6-Pack
This nonfiction book features numerous photographs of her family, interesting text, and a helpful table of contents, glossary, and index. Children will be encouraged to tell a story about their own family as they move through this charming book.
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