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PRE-K & KINDRGARTEN
Our America, Symbols of America
Pre- and Kindergarten SOCIAL STUDIES. Click to expand...
In the pre-kindergarten, students begin to understand the foundations of the social studies strands; history, geography, civics, citizenship, and economics. Students begin their introduction to the United States through the study of American symbols and holidays.

Civics provides students with an introduction to rules, traits, and responsibilities of citizenship. Basic economic concepts and their underlying principles as seen in the community are also introduced. Basic concepts of cultural and physical geography are presented.

In the kindergarten, students continue their understanding of the foundations of the social studies strands: history, geography, civics, citizenship, and economics. Students continue their examination of American symbols and holidays. Concepts of cultural and physical geography are developed.

Civics provides students with a continued study of the traits of citizenship. Basic economic concepts are also introduced.
GRADE 1
American Heroes
Grade 1 SOCIAL STUDIES. Click to expand...
In the first grade, students continue their study of the United States history through the contributions of notable historic figures.

In the civics strand the student will learn characteristics and responsibilities of good citizenship. In the geography strand students explore basic geographic concepts. The economic strand continues the development of understanding basic economic concepts.
GRADE 2
Our Democratic Heritage
Grade 2 SOCIAL STUDIES. Click to expand...
In the second grade, students conclude their introduction to the United States in the citizenship strand through the study of the foundation of the American republic.
The historic strand introduces selected Americans who have been important in securing and ensuring their rights. The geography strand develops the students' understanding of the nation's physical and political features. The economic strand continues a more advanced understanding of economic concepts.
AMERICAN HISTORY
From colonial to modern time
U.S. PRESIDENTS
Primary sources on every U.S President
CIVIL WAR
Civil War Primary Sources
RACE RELATIONS
Collections on race, diversity and racial stereotypes.
CHILD LABOR
America's child laborers before Keating-Owen Act.
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
Primary sources on economic and social conditions.
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