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Nystrom Young Citizens Grade 1 Explore

A comprehensive, hands-on social studies curriculum

Explore Young Citizens

Building on foundational skills covered in kindergarten, the Grade 1 Young Citizens program is complete with rigorous instruction paired with an engaging cast of characters that explain key themes and help differentiate lessons for different reading levels.

Inquiry & Literacy

This literacy-focused, multimodal curriculum features a comprehensive student textbook, leveled readers, interactive digital tools, cooperative group activities, and multiple assessment types. In the text, a diverse cast of characters contextualize themes though units of increasing scope, from family to the world.

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Hands-On

The comprehensive, hands-on social studies curriculum is uniquely designed to support the varied learning styles of your classroom. The diverse contents of the program encourage student-led inquiry and promote depth of knowledge. It includes hands-on maps, markable globes, and activities for students to develop literacy and inquiry, as well as key geographic mapping and spatial thinking skills.

Encourage Biliteracy

The curriculum fosters multilingual and biliteracy skills for young learners. English-speaking students can build biliteracy skills with the Spanish versions of the Student Book, Leveled Student Readers, and Group Activity Cards. The program also works to support ELL students as they follow along with the Spanish versions of the text.
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Technology-Based

A new elementary curriculum crafted for the modern classroom, Nystrom's Young Citizens Grade 1 has lessons that are available digitally to promote higher level thinking, and are easy to follow throughout the program. The online platform features many additional features, such as engaging activities, a library of the Leveled Student Readers, and auto graded assessments. Both teachers and students can access content anywhere, anytime.
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Key Components

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Student Book
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Student Book

The grade-specific Student Book uses comic-style storytelling that builds from the foundational skills that were taught in kindergarten. 30 books are included in the program cover the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Why Are Families Important?
  • Chapter 2: What Do You Know About School?
  • Chapter 3: What Do We Find In Our Neighborhood?
  • Chapter 4: What Makes a Town?
  • Chapter 5: What Do We Know About Our State?
  • Chapter 6: What Makes Us All Americans?
  • Chapter 7: How Are Other People the Same and Different From Me?
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Leveled Student Readers
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Leveled Student Readers

The Leveled Student Readers are grade specific in the program, and help differentiate topics to meet student needs with the use of both narrative and nonfiction texts. Young Citizens Grade 1 includes 7 unique titles in 4 different reading levels for a total of 224 Leveled Student Readers. Titles include:

  • Suburban America: What Was Life Like?
  • Ruby Bridges: How Did She Change American Schools
  • Frontier America: What Was Life Like?
  • What Are Weather and Climate?
  • Brave Explorers: How Did Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea Shape America?
  • Cesar Chavez: Why Is He an American Hero?
  • Exploring India: What’s Life Like?
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Group Activity Cards
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Group Activity Cards

This set of activity cards features engaging group activities, and each card corresponds with a chapter from the Student Reader. There are 8 variations of the cards (one for each chapter), and 6 copies of each variation, for a total of 48 cards.

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Maps & Globes
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Maps & Globes

Laminated wet-erase maps and globes let students get hands-on with social studies. Included are:
  • 30 Markale Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers

 

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Digital Access
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Digital Access

The online learning platform provides access to all the books and activity cards in the program, plus the platform features engaging activities, auto-graded assessments, and additional materials that are easy to access anywhere with an available internet connection.

Teacher and class access are included.

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Teacher's Guides
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Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s guides feature activity sheets, assessments, vocabulary guides, letters home, and more.

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