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Nystrom Young Citizens Grade K Discover

A comprehensive, hands-on social studies curriculum

Discover Young Citizens

Engage young students in the world around them with this complete program. Introduce them to key social studies concepts and build the foundation for essential skills in a grade appropriate manner with this uniquely rigorous and hands-on program.

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, globes, and a large markable neighborhood floor map for activities that will help students develop key geographic mapping and spatial thinking skills.
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Inquiry & Literacy

This literary-focused, social studies curriculum features an engaging student book, detailed teacher’s guide and online platform, wet-erase maps and globes, engaging activities, leveled student readers, and more. In the text, a diverse cast of characters contextualize themes though units of increasing scope, from family to the world.

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 when 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 K 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 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 texts use comic-style storytelling to create an exciting narrative for students to easily follow along. Students will learn to examine and discover the world around them. 30 books are included with the following chapters:
  • Chapter 1: What Are Families Like?
  • Chapter 2: What Do We Do in Our School?
  • Chapter 3: What Can We Discover in Our Neighborhood
  • Chapter 4: How Do We Get and Use Money?
  • Chapter 5: What Is the Story of Our Town?
  • Chapter 6: What Can We Find in a State
  • Chapter 7: How Do People Make a State Special?
  • Chapter 8: What Is Special about the United States
  • Chapter 9: What Can We See in the Rest of the World?
  • Chapter 10: How Do Families Live in Other Countries
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Leveled Student Readers
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Leveled Student Readers

The Leveled Student Readers are grade specific and come in two different reading levels to help accommodate students’ levels. Titles include:
  • Navajos: What’s Life Like?
  • Who Works at a School?
  • How Is Paper Made?
  • Who Are First Responders?
  • How Did Industry Change America?
  • George Washington: Why Is He an American Hero?
  • Why Did Immigrants Come to America?
  • Rosa Parks: Why Is She an American Hero?
  • What’s in Mexico? Let’s Explore
  • What’s in Italy? Let’s Explore
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Group Activity Cards
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Group Activity Cards

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

Set of 30 maps and 6 globes

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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
  • 1 Markable Neighborhood Flood Map
  • 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

The teacher’s guide is a powerful tool for teachers that outlines each lesson and features teacher tips, activity sheets, assessments, vocabulary guides, letters home, plus much more.

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