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Best-Aligned K-5 Social Studies Program for Florida Classrooms

Watch this video to see why Nystrom Young Citizens is a great choice for Florida schools!

Student Book

The comprehensive Student Book features colorful graphic-novel-style narratives. Chapter readings explore communities, Florida, and our country. Historical photos and colorful graphics illustrate important content.

Leveled Student Readers

The Leveled Student Readers cover the same content at up to four reading levels. Each grade features its own collection, covering high-interest nonfiction topics. The Readers include pre- and post-reading activities and glossaries.

Group Activity Cards

Group Activity Cards foster collaboration, communication, and problem solving. Each card corresponds to a chapter in the Student Book. Engaging images give young students practice analyzing primary sources.

Maps & Globes

Markable maps and globes are designed for hands-on and collaborative learning. Students explore communities, Florida, our country, and the world. Each grade-level includes a variety of developmentally appropriate tools. 

Digital Platform

The platform mirrors the print version of the program. It also includes interactive activities and assessments to give students extra practice and built-in tools for teachers, such as auto-scoring and student-tracking tools.

Teacher’s Guide

The detailed Teacher’s Guide provides pre-assessment ideas, chapter-pacing suggestions, and classroom assessment activities. Each lesson includes learning objectives and modifications for above-level, below-level, and ELL students.

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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!

A skill-building curriculum...

Promotes Inquiry

The hands-on nature of the curriculum fosters student-led inquiry, which helps develop key social studies skills and 21st-century skills such as critical thinking.

Promotes Literacy

The curriculum integrates social studies and ELA to help students build complex literacy skills using components such as the Leveled Student Readers.

Promotes Depth of Knowledge

Each lesson is designed to enhance student depth of knowledge through recall, skills and concepts, strategic thinking, and extended thinking.

…focused on Florida social studies

Empowers Differentiation

The curriculum’s library of Leveled Student Readers enables teachers to differentiate learning. In addition, lesson plans suggest modifications for above-level, below-level, and ELL students.

Hands-On Learning

The curriculum fosters genuine hands-on learning using a variety of desk maps and globes. Kid-sized by design, these markable tools promote geographic literacy and geographic thinking.

Technology Based

A robust interactive online learning platform provides teachers with flexibility and time-saving tools. And it gives students opportunities for extra practice while building 21st century skills.

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YOUNG CITIZENS

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:

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable Community Desk Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable Hands-on 9" Activity Globes
  • 10 Leveled Student Readers at 2 Different Levels
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Markable Neighborhood Floor Map
  • Wet-erase Markers
  • Digital Subscription
2023 Enrichment Materials - One Pack Per Classroom
Young Citizens materials designed to enrich classrooms! One set for the teacher, with each Young Citizens Class Kit purchased.
 
The class pack includes wall maps and a globe for teachers to use to model hands-on activities. These materials match the kid-sized versions used by students.
 
Enrichment class pack components: 
  • Early Learning Map Series
    • Florida Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
    • U.S. Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
    • World Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • 16" Early Learning Raised Relief Markable Globe
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YOUNG CITIZENS

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:

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable Hands-on 9" Activity Globes
  • 7 Leveled Student Readers at 4 Different Levels
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Wet-erase Markers
  • Digital Subscription
2023 Enrichment Materials - One Pack Per Classroom
Young Citizens materials designed to enrich classrooms! One set for the teacher, with each Young Citizens Class Kit purchased.
 
The class pack includes wall maps and a globe for teachers to use to model hands-on activities. These materials match the kid-sized versions used by students.
 
Enrichment class pack components: 
  • Early Learning Map Series
    • Florida Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
    • U.S. Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
    • World Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • 16" Early Learning Raised Relief Markable Globe
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YOUNG CITIZENS

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:

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable 3-D Raised Relief Maps
  • 6 Markable Hands-on 9" Activity Globes
  • 7 Leveled Student Readers at 4 Different Levels
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Wet-erase Markers
  • Digital Subscription
2023 Enrichment Materials - One Pack Per Classroom
Young Citizens materials designed to enrich classrooms! One set for the teacher, with each Young Citizens Class Kit purchased.
 
The class pack includes wall maps and a globe for teachers to use to model hands-on activities. These materials match the kid-sized versions used by students.
 
Enrichment class pack components: 
  • Florida Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • U.S. Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • World Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • 16" Readiness Raised Relief Markable Globe
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YOUNG CITIZENS

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:

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. and World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable 3-D Raised Relief Maps
  • 6 Markable Hands-on 9" Activity Globes
  • 7 Leveled Student Readers at 4 Different Levels
  • Group Activity Cards
  • Wet-erase Markers
  • Digital Subscription
2023 Enrichment Materials - One Pack per Classroom
Young Citizens materials designed to enrich classrooms! One set for the teacher, with each Young Citizens Class Kit purchased.
 
The class pack includes wall maps and a globe for teachers to use to model hands-on activities. These materials match the kid-sized versions used by students.
 
Enrichment class pack components: 
  • Florida Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • Readiness U.S. Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • World Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • 16" Readiness Raised Relief Markable Globe
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YOUNG CITIZENS

Grade 4

The Grade 4 curriculum teaches students about Florida's history. Aligned to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Social Studies, these 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 Florida and the larger world around them.


Program components:

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 30 Markable State Desk Maps
  • Group Activity Cards
  • 160 Leveled Student Readers (5 titles, 4 levels)
  • 6 Markable Hands-on 9" Activity Globes
  • Wet-erase Markers
  • Digital Platform Access
2023 Enrichment Materials - One Pack per Classroom
Young Citizens materials designed to enrich classrooms! One set for the teacher, with each Young Citizens Class Kit purchased.
The class pack includes wall maps and a globe for teachers to use to model hands-on activities. These materials match the kid-sized versions used by students.
 
Enrichment class pack components: 
  • Intermediate Political Class Pack
    • Florida Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
    • U.S. Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
    • World Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • 16" Intermediate Physical Raised Relief Markable Globe
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YOUNG CITIZENS

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:

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 15 Raised Relief Maps
  • Group Activity Cards
  • 240 Leveled Student Readers (6 titles, 4 levels)
  • 6 Markable Hands-on 9" Activity Globes
  • Wet-erase Markers
  • Digital Platform Access
2023 Enrichment Materials - One Pack per Classroom
Young Citizens materials designed to enrich classrooms! One set for the teacher, with each Young Citizens Class Kit purchased.
 
The class pack includes wall maps and a globe for teachers to use to model hands-on activities. These materials match the kid-sized versions used by students.
 
Enrichment class pack components: 
  • Intermediate Political Class Pack
    • U.S. Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
    • U.S. Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
    • World Pull-Down Markable Wall Map
  • 16" Intermediate Physical Raised Relief Markable Globe

Get in Touch to Learn More!

Curriculum Specialist

Christina Carrol

christina@socialstudies.com

(800) 421-4246 x291

Elementary

  • Maps: Primary: ELS
  • Maps: Primary: Readiness
  • Maps: Primary: Outline World Map
  • Maps: Intermediate: Physical
  • Maps: Intermediate: Political
  • Maps: Intermediate: Continents and Oceans Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Wealth of Countries Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Temperature Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Time Zones Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Outline World Map
  • U.S. History:1 Native Americans
  • U.S. History:2 Spanish Explorers
  • U.S. History:3 Explorers
  • U.S. History:4 The Great Exchange
  • U.S. History:5 European Settlements
  • U.S. History:6 Thirteen Britishi Colonies
  • U.S. History:7 Slevery In the Americas
  • U.S. History:8 Revolutionary War
  • State Map

Secondary

  • Maps: Intermediate: Physical
  • Maps: Intermediate: Political
  • Maps: Intermediate: Continents and Oceans Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Wealth of Countries Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Temperature Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Time Zones Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Intermediate: Outline World Map
  • Maps: Secondary: Land Use Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Population Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Political Relief
  • Maps: Secondary: Land Cover
  • Maps: Secondary: Scupltural Relief
  • Maps: Secondary: Growing Seasons Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Climate Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Tectonic Plates Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Precipitation Thematic
  • Maps: Secondary: Outline World Map
  • State Map

U.S. History

  • Native Americans
  • Spanish Explorers
  • Explorers
  • The Great Exchange
  • European Settlements
  • Thirteen British Colonies
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Revolutionary War
  • American Expansion
  • Explorations of the West
  • Trails West
  • War with Mexico
  • Slavery Divides the Nation
  • Slavery and the Economy
  • Union and Confederacy
  • Civil War
  • Conflicts with Indians
  • Railroads Tansform the West
  • Industrial United States
  • Immigrants 1895–1929
  • World War I in Europe
  • Great Depression and Dust Bowl
  • World War II in Europe 1939–1942
  • World War II in the Pacific 1941–1945
  • Great Migration 1940–1970
  • Korean War
  • Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Persian Gulf War
  • A Shifting Population
  • Immigrants Sinve 1970

World History

  • New Babylonian Empire
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Chinese Dynasties
  • Ancient India
  • Athens and Sparta
  • Alexander’s Empire
  • Roman Empire
  • Barbarians and the Roman Empire
  • Silk Road and Eurasian Trade
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Charlemagne’s Frankish Empire and the Holy Roman Empire
  • Spread of Islam
  • World of the Crusades
  • China in the Middle Ages
  • Mongol Conquest
  • Rise and Fall of Shogun Japan
  • Exploration
  • Maya, Aztec, and Inca
  • European Exploration and Land Claims
  • African Empires and States
  • Rise of Ottoman Empire
  • Reformation and Counter Reformation
  • European Trading Empires
  • Rise and Fall of Mughal Empires
  • Independence in the Americas
  • Napoleon’s Europe
  • Europe After the Congress of Vienna
  • Africa Under Foreign Rule
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • World Conflicts Since 1991

Texas

  • Spanish Explorers
  • Western Explorations
  • Trails West
  • War with Mexico
  • Indian Wars
  • Railroads & The West
  • Great Migration
  • population Loss and Growth
  • Native Americans in TX
  • Spanish Settlements
  • Republic of Texas
  • Energy Resources of TX
  • Texas Readiness Map
  • Texas Desk Map
  • Texas State Map