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Exploring Social Studies: Kentucky: Kindergarten

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  • Grade: K
  • Interest Level: PK-2
  • Item: 121304
  • ISBN: 9781087603698
  • Language: English
Description

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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies.

Exploring Social Studies: Kentucky: Kindergarten 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

Components

  • Content-area texts
  • Lesson plans
  • Primary sources
  • Professional resources
  • Student resources
  • Digital resources

Cultivate students’ curiosity about historical events with dynamic primary source readers and leveled reader’s theater scripts.

  • Build literacy skills and content-area knowledge
  • Leveled readers feature embedded primary sources, high-interest content, and visually appealing layouts
  • Content covers the four social studies disciplines: history, geography, civics, and economics
  • Ideal for small-group instruction during social studies or within a Balanced Literacy approach
  • Reader’s theater script features differentiated roles so teachers can easily assign roles based on students' reading levels, allowing everyone to participate in the same activity

The Ways We Live 6-Pack

The Ways We Live 6-Pack

Level:

$48.99

Grade: K-1

Item Number: 121397


Life at Home 6-Pack

Life at Home 6-Pack

Level: 0.7

$48.99

Grade: K-1

Item Number: 18647


This nonfiction title allows early readers to explore life at home from both the past and the present. The clear, engaging photos and simple text help children observe the differences and similarities.

We Go to School 6-Pack

We Go to School 6-Pack

Level: 0.1

$48.99

Grade: K-1

Item Number: 18648


School has always been an important part of children's lives! In this engaging nonfiction title early readers are encouraged to observe and discuss the similarities and differences between school in the past and school in the present.

Rules at School 6-Pack

Rules at School 6-Pack

Level: 0.7

$48.99

Grade: K-1

Item Number: 18652


School rules help us learn and stay safe. This book will have children engaged and encourages them to share what rules they have in their school.

I Am a Good Citizen 6-Pack

I Am a Good Citizen 6-Pack

Level: 0.7

$48.99

Grade: K-1

Item Number: 18653


What does it take to be a good citizen? Early readers will find out in this nonfiction title that features lively images, simple text, and an accompanying glossary.

Map It! 6-Pack

Map It! 6-Pack

Level: 0.2

$48.99

Grade: K-1

Item Number: 18655


Early readers discover the basics of learning how to read maps in this informative reader. Through colorful images and supportive text, readers are encouraged to practice their mapping skills and share what they learn.

The Ways We Live 6-Pack

Life at Home 6-Pack

We Go to School 6-Pack

Rules at School 6-Pack

I Am a Good Citizen 6-Pack

Map It! 6-Pack

Level:

$48.99

Level: 0.7

$48.99

Level: 0.1

$48.99

Level: 0.7

$48.99

Level: 0.7

$48.99

Level: 0.2

$48.99

Item Number: 121397

Item Number: 18647

Item Number: 18648

Item Number: 18652

Item Number: 18653

Item Number: 18655

All About Money 6-Pack

All About Money 6-Pack

Level: 0.9

$48.99

Grade: K-1

Item Number: 18657


Young readers are introduced to the differences between things they need and things they want in this informational book.

Using Money 6-Pack

Using Money 6-Pack

Level: 0.4

$48.99

Grade: K-1

Item Number: 18658


In this simple nonfiction title, early readers will explore money and learn about bills and coins. Children will be encouraged to sort and save through vibrant images and supportive text.

Our Neighborhood 6-Pack for ESS

Our Neighborhood 6-Pack for ESS

Level:

$43.99

Grade: K

Item Number: 30062


Engage all students by acting out this leveled script about community. Assign differentiated roles based on students' individual reading capabilities, so all students can perform, build fluency, and feel successful.

All About Money 6-Pack

Using Money 6-Pack

Our Neighborhood 6-Pack for ESS

Level: 0.9

$48.99

Level: 0.4

$48.99

Level:

$43.99

Item Number: 18657

Item Number: 18658

Item Number: 30062

Equip teachers with the tools they need to become social studies experts with easy-to-use lesson plans. Exploring Social Studies uses an integrated ELA approach to specifically address state content standards for history-social science, English language arts, and English language development.

  • Save teachers time with fact-checked, historically accurate content that meets Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies
  • Lesson plans feature ideas to extend citizenship, encourage active public service among students, and develops civic and democratic values
  • Differentiation tips are embedded within each lesson to support English language learners

Breathe life into the pages of history with firsthand accounts of historical events! Students will learn history hands-on by diving deeper into the content instead of through rote memorization.

  • Inquiry-based approach to social studies instruction allows students to deeply analyze primary sources in a variety of formats
  • Students will build their own understanding of historical events by evaluating multiple perspectives
  • Support and encourage authentic discourse in the classroom

The student handbook provides opportunities for meaningful application of literacy skills and social studies concepts through engaging activities.

Management Resources

Facilitate implementation with a standards alignment, a scope and sequence, and pacing plans.

Digital resources support small- and whole-group instruction with an emphasis on interactive student engagement and integrated technology. Instruction is enhanced and supported with audio files of each book that model fluent reading, PDF eBooks, student reproducibles, and additional digital resources.

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards


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