A comprehensive, hands-on K-5 curriculum

Watch this video to discover how Nystrom Young Citizens can make your classroom an exciting place for all students. 

 

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Student Book

The comprehensive Student Book uses relatable characters and storytelling to create a narrative connection between different units and lessons.

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Leveled Student Readers

Three levels of nonfiction and contemporary leveled student readers contain historic photos and contemporary illustrations for students to analyze.

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Group Activity Cards

The curriculum comes with a set of info cards that present grade-appropriate activities to build collaboration and communication skills.

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Maps & Globes

Hands-on wet-erase desk maps and globes build essential mapping and spatial thinking skills for students.

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Digital Platform

The digital learning platform features engaging  activities, auto-graded assessments, and online exclusive materials.

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Teacher’s Guide

The detailed Teacher’s Guide features activity sheets, assessments, vocabulary guides, letters home, and more.

Hi, I’m Minar!

 

My four friends and I each have diverse stories to tell — which are all woven into Nystrom Young Citizens! We help relate students to the lessons they learn, and build standard skills at every grade level!

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A skill-building curriculum...

Promotes Inquiry

Each comprehensive lesson encourages student-led inquiry and deepens student understanding of themes to think critically

Promotes Literacy

The curriculum was developed with a focus on integrating social studies and English language arts so that students build complex literacy skills  

Promotes Depth of Knowledge

Each lesson is designed to enhance student depth of knowledge through recall, reasoning, and extended thinking

...to engage students

Empowers Differentiation

Every lesson and activity is designed to support the different reading and comprehension levels of elementary students

Hands-On

Lessons include hands-on materials, like maps and globes, to engage students with active learning and help them with higher-level thinking

Technology-Based

A robust, interactive online platform helps teachers spend less time grading and lesson planning and builds 21st-century skills for students

 

 

 

Scaffold Learning Throughout the Elementary Years

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Kindergarten

The Kindergarten curriculum sets the foundation for students to learn key social studies themes. The Student Book explores themes of rules, responsibility, and citizenship, while the hands-on maps and globes help students understand community and geography.

 


Program components:

  • Student Book
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Student Handouts
  • Digital Subscription and Platform
  • Markable Community Desk Maps
  • Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • Markable Hands-on Activity Globe
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Two levels of Leveled Student Readers
  • Markable Neighborhood Floor Map

Discover Grade K

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Grade 1

The Grade 1 curriculum continues to scaffold key social studies themes. The Student Book sets the foundation for historical knowledge and each chapter guides learning with an essential question. The group activity cards give students the opportunity to begin building primary source analysis skills.

 


Program components:

  • Student Book
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Student Handouts
  • Digital Subscription and Platform
  • Markable Community Desk Maps
  • Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • Markable Hands-on Activity Globe
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Four levels of Leveled Student Readers

Explore Grade 1

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Grade 2

The Grade 2 curriculum continues to scaffold the foundation for social studies set in earlier grades. The materials expand student knowledge of United States policies, government, and economics. The markable globes and desk maps help students understand the physical and human characteristics of their environment.

 


Program components:

  • Student Book
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Student Handouts
  • Digital Subscription and Platform
  • Markable Community Desk Maps
  • Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • Markable Hands-on Activity Globe
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Four levels of Leveled Student Readers

Connect Grade 2

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Grade 3

The Grade 3 curriculum dives deeper into themes of government, geography, and culture and builds on previously established student skills. The program components guide students to compare and contrast key themes and expand student knowledge about the world around them.

 


Program components:

  • Student Book
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Student Handouts
  • Digital Subscription and Platform
  • Markable Community Desk Maps
  • Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • Markable Hands-on Activity Globe
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Four levels of Leveled Student Readers

Inquire Grade 3

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Grade 4

The Grade 4 curriculum teaches students about their state's own history. Aligning to social studies standards nationwide, the state-specific materials expand student knowledge of their own community policies, government, economics, and unique history. The markable globes and desk maps help students build key mapping skills and learn about their own state and the larger world around them.

 


Program components:

  • Student Book
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Student Handouts
  • Digital Subscription and Platform
  • Markable State Desk Maps
  • Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • Markable Hands-on Activity Globe
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Four levels of Leveled Student Readers

Encounter Grade 4

*Contact us to see if your district qualifies for a custom Grade 4 program

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Grade 5

The Grade 5 curriculum gives students tools to investigate themes, events, ideas, and people in United States history. The program components foster advanced learning by deepening student understanding and highlighting how the founding, forming, and transforming of America has been shaped by diverse elements.

 


Program components:

  • Student Book
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Student Handouts
  • Digital Subscription and Platform
  • Markable Raised-Relief Maps
  • Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • Markable Hands-on Activity Globe
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Four levels of Leveled Student Readers

Investigate Grade 5

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“Nystrom Young Citizens is all about informed actionThat means teaching kids like me to become active and engaged citizens in our local communities and beyond!”

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