Kindergarten Social Studies

Kindergarten Studies Weekly

Treat each kindergartner in your class to his or her own weekly magazine! Each full-color, glossy issue illustrates concepts such as sharing, responsibility, time and more. Best of all, you can rest easy knowing Kindergarten Studies Weekly is standards-based (it even lists the covered standards in each issue). Kindergarten Studies Weekly is part of an effective teaching system developed by our teacher/authors that’s fun and exciting for students and concise and cost-efficient for teachers.

Kindergarten Studies Weekly’s effective learning curriculum is perfect for traditional in-the-classroom use, and can also be used for home school applications. The magazines include detailed and exacting standards-based lessons, comprehensive assessments and fun activities for kids. Students enjoy the activities without realizing they are being assessed on the weekly curriculum lesson! And unlike a textbook, they can mark and highlight right on their very own pages.

There is a simple-to-use teacher supplement included for each weekly kindergarten magazine. The supplement contains guided reading strategies, discussion questions, word wall words, words to know, literature links, language arts connections, math connections, and ESE (Exceptional Student Education) strategies. There are also graphic organizers and best practices available in electronic format, which may be downloaded for classroom use.

Kindergarten Studies Weekly comes in 24 individual glossy 8.5” x 11” magazines shipped in four installments (each shipment contains 6 weekly magazines). Included with your classroom subscription of 10 or more is a poster-sized “Big” edition of each issue-perfect for use as a visual teaching aid.

Curriculum

  • Week 1 - Welcome to School

    Students will view and discuss the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. They will discuss friendship and understand that teachers help them learn.

  • Week 2 - Location

    Students will learn terms that describe relative location (e.g., near, far), use a simple map and describe the location of places in the school (e.g., office, library, playground).

  • Week 3 - Rules and Citizenship

    Students will understand the necessity of rules and their consequences, identify authority figures at home and school and discuss the actions of good citizens.

  • Week 4 - Responsibility and Privacy

    Students will learn that a responsibility is a duty to do or not do something and discuss examples of responsibility and privacy.

  • Week 5 - Time

    Students will understand calendar time (e.g., days, weeks, months). Students will develop an awareness of time in a day and of time and change (e.g., yesterday, today, tomorrow).

  • Week 6 - History

    Students will learn that history tells the story of people and events from different times and places. They will also learn about Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day.

  • Week 7 - Transportation

    Students will learn about modes of transportation (e.g., walking, riding animals, boats, trains, bicycles, cars, planes).

  • Week 8 - Basic Needs of Families

    Students will identify the basic needs of families from a variety of cultures (e.g., food, shelter, clothing and companionship).

  • Week 9 - The First Thanksgiving

    Students will learn about the Mayflower’s journey to America, the experiences of the Pilgrims and the hardships of surviving in a new country.

  • Week 10 - Communication

    Students will learn that communication is sharing information and will understand ways to communicate (e.g., gestures, pictographs, writing and printing).

  • Week 11 - Children Around the World

    Students will learn about children from various cultures around the world and compare daily life in other countries to daily life in the United States.

  • Week 12 - Holiday Celebrations of Cultures and Countries

    Students will learn about some ways people of different cultures and countries celebrate holidays.

  • Week 13 - Post-Renaissance Scientists and Inventors

    Students will learn about selected post-Renaissance scientists and inventors from around the world. They will discuss ways inventions have changed community life over time.

  • Week 15 - Maps and Places

    Students will learn about globes and maps and will identify physical features of places (e.g., mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes).

  • Week 16 - Regions and Places

    Students will understand that regions are areas with common characteristics. They will understand similarities and differences between life in cities, towns, suburbs and farms.

  • Week 17 - Patriotism and Presidents

    Students will learn about presidents and other patriotic men and women in the United States prior to 1880 (e.g., George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman).

  • Week 18 - American Monuments

    Students will learn about important buildings, statues and monuments associated with American history (e.g., the White House, Mount Rushmore).

  • Week 19 - American Values, Principles and Beliefs

    Students will learn about the way American symbols, holidays and patriotic activities reflect the shared values, principles and beliefs of Americans.

  • Week 20 - Individual Rights and Responsibilities

    Students will discuss the individual rights and responsibilities they have as part of their family, school and their community.

  • Week 21 - Human and Natural Resources

    Students will identify human and natural resources (e.g., people in the community, oil, trees). They will discuss ways to use resources.

  • Week 22 - Consumers and Producers

    Students will understand the difference between consumers and producers and between goods and services. They will discuss needs and wants and the way people get things they need and want.

  • Week 23 - Jobs People Do

    Students will learn about work and discuss the jobs people do in their communities.

  • Week 24 - Spending and Saving Money

    Students will understand the basic concepts of spending money for goods and services and saving money for the future.