The Social Studies suite utilizes a personal approach to introduce students to community and citizenship. By experiencing scaffolded instruction from kindergarten through 5th grade, students develop a firm understanding of important concepts and skills related to history, geography, and economics. The integration of recurring characters with challenges to overcome keeps students engaged and progressing. Finally, students will analyze grade-appropriate passages to reinforce reading comprehension and writing skills. In kindergarten, students learn about community and are offered an introduction to history, geography, and economics. In first grade, students develop an understanding of citizenship in the home, school, and community. Second grade focuses on the geography of North America, the impact of immigration, and the foundations of American citizenship. Third grade includes a closer look at American history and civics. This includes studying regions within the United States and the physical and cultural characteristics of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. In fourth grade, students explore the important people, places, and events that shaped the state in which they live. In fifth grade, students focus on American history through 1850, from Native Americans through exploration, colonization, and early American settlement.
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