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Kindergarten
Social Studies

Kindergarten Social Studies Course Outline

Following Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Kindergarten social studies, this class focuses on several big ideas. The students will learn what it means to be a part of a family and why they are different from other family members. They will learn about why we celebrate holidays and what they mean. The students will learn how to be a good citizen and will learn about how different groups might have different rules. Money will be explained as well as the concept of work and the types of work that people might do. The students will learn about the concepts of time, today, yesterday, and tomorrow in order to describe events. They will start learning how to read maps, along with the common symbols and directions found on one. Finally, the students will learn about landforms, water, and weather.

Course Outline

  • Welcome
  • Course Description
  • Assessments
  • Who Am I?
    • Handout: Who Am I?
    • Assignment: Who Am I?
  • I Am Special
    • Handout: I Am Special
    • Assignment: I Am Special
  • What I Can Do
    • Handout: Timeline
    • Assignment: Timeline
  • My Family
    • Handout: My Family
    • Assignment: My Family
  • Families Today and in the Past
    • Handout: Families Today and in the Past
    • Assignment: Families Today and in the Past
  • Family Celebrations
    • Handout: Family Celebrations
    • Assignment: Family Celebrations
  • Family Responsibilities
    • Handout: Family Responsibilities
    • Assignment: Family Responsibilities
  • Celebrate and Remember
    • Handout: Celebrate and Remember
    • Assignment: Celebrate and Remember
  • Celebrate to Honor People and Events
    • Handout: Honor People and Events
    • Assignment: Honor People and Events
  • Holidays of the World
    • Handout: Holidays of the World
    • Assignment: Holidays of the World
  • Symbols in America
    • Handout: Symbols in America
    • Assignment: Symbols in America
  • Family Rules
    • Handout: Family Rules
    • Assignment: Family Rules
  • Community Rules
    • Handout: Community Rules
    • Assignment: Community Rules
  • Solving Conflict
    • Handout: Solving Conflict
    • Assignment: Solving Conflicts
  • How to Make Choices
    • Handout: How To Make Choices
    • Assignment: How to Make Choices
  • What is a Citizen?
    • Handout: What Is A Citizen?
    • Assignment: What is a Citizen?
  • A Good Citizen is Honest, Caring, Respectful and Courageous
    • Handout: A Good Citizen Is…
    • Assignment: A Good Citizen Is…
  • Needs and Wants
    • Handout: Needs and Wants
    • Assignment: Needs and Wants
  • Money
    • Handout: Money
    • Assignment: Money
  • People at Work
    • Handout: People At Work
    • Assignment: People At Work
  • Where People Work
    • Handout: Where People Work
    • Assignment: Where People Work
  • Tools for Work
    • Handout: Tools For Work
    • Assignment: Tools For Work
  • Parts of a Plant
    • Assignment: Parts of a Plant
  • Pollination and Fertilization
  • Seed Dispersal and Germination
    • Worksheet: Plant Reproduction
  • Photosynthesis
  • Plant Life Cycle
    • Assignment: Plant Life Cycle
  • Plants Grow and Change
  • Oxygen, Food and Water
  • Animal Life Cycle
    • Assignment: Animal Life Cycle
  • Food Chain
    • Essay: Food Chain
  • Characteristics
    • Worksheet: Characteristics 
      • Seasons
  • Where People Live
    • Handout: Where People Live
    • Assignment: Where People Live
  • Places in a Neighborhood
    • Handout: Places in a Neighborhood
    • Assignment: Places in a Neighborhood
  • Maps
    • Handout: Maps
    • Assignment: Maps
  • Map Key
    • Handout: Map Keys
    • Assignment: Map Keys
  • Compass Rose
    • Handout: Compass Rose
    • Assignment: Compass Rose
  • Location Words
    • Handout: Location Words
    • Assignment: Location Words
  • Where You Live
    • Handout: Where You Live
    • Assignment: Where You Live
  • Land and Water
    • Handout: Land and Water
    • Assignment: Land and Water
  • Landforms
    • Handout: Landforms
    • Assignment: Landforms
  • Water
    • Handout: Water
    • Assignment: Water
  • Weather and Seasons
    • Handout: Weather and Seasons
    • Assignment: Weather and Seasons
  • Handout: Course Evalulation
  • Assignment: Course Evaluation