Process Skills Strand

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Uses a variety of sources to gain information



Creates and uses personal timelines



Asks and answer questions to share information



Identify a compass rose, grid system, directions, and geographic features on a map

Buddy Atlas

Uses information to understand cause and effect



Holidays

August

websites
http://www.localschooldirectory.com/lesson-plans/id/101
books
activities
September
Labor Day
http://www.timeforkids.com/news/history-labor-day/12426



Grandparent's Day
(Sept 7, 2014)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Grandparents_Day
Mary Jo's Grandmother by Janice May Adry


Constitution Day
http://www.historyforkids.org/
www.socialstudiesforkids.org
If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz
We The Kids by David Catrow

October
Columbus Day


Map skills
http://www.dltk-kids.com/Crafts/columbus/index.htm


http://app.discoveryeducation.com/search?Ntt=maps&N=18340&N=4294939055
Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky and Norman Green
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus: Unchartered Waters You's Rather Not Cross
by Fiona MacDonald and David Antram
A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus by David Adler

November
Thanksgiving
http://app.discoveryeducation.com/search?Ntt=thanksgiving&N=18340&N=4294939055
American Forest Foundation
Project Learning Tree
Environmental Education PreK-8 Activity Guide 2006
Tipi Talk Activity 75, page 320
make a tipi
December
Diwali




Christmas




Hanukkah
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/jewish/hanukah.htm



Las Posadas
https://www.google.com/search?q



Kwanzaa
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/kwanzaa
Kwanzaa by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate
A Kwanzaa Miracle by Sharon, Gayle
My First Kwanzaa Book by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate
Kwanzaa Activities by Karen J Goldfluss

January
New Year's Day




MLK Day
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/martinlutherkingday.htm



Kansas Day



February
President's Day

Abe Luncoln's Hat by Martha Brenner
George Washington Our First President by Garnet Jackson
George Washington Kathie Billingslea Smith


Chinese New Year



March
Read Across America (3-3-2014




St. Patrick's Day




Arbor Day

Have You Seen Trees? by Joanne Oppenheim
American Forest Foundation
Project Learning Tree
Enviornmental Education Pre-K-8 Activity Guide 2006
Activity 13 page 65

April




May
Cinco de Mayo




Mother's Day
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/mom/songs/



Civics and Government

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Recognizes that rules provide order and safety.



Identifies and defines the characteristics of a good citizen and demonstrate leadership in the classroom.





Recognize important national symbols like the United States flag, Pledge of Allegiance, and bald eagle.



Identifies shared ideals within society (truth, justice, loyalty, freedom)



Identifies privileges as benefits which can be granted or taken away,
Learning to Give
Rights and Privileges
Family Privileges


Identify the governor as the leader of Kansas.



Economics Strand

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Understand that people have jobs to earn a wage.
Financial Foundation for Kids




Understand that people can save money or use it in exchange for good or services.
Financial Foundation for Kids








Understands the difference between needs and wants and the need to make choices.
Financial Foundation for Kids




Geography Strand

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Identify a compass rose, grid system, directions, and geographic features on a map.









Finds Kansas and other major geographical locations on a wall map.



History Strand

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Identifies the important US Holidays.





Tell the story, using a timeline, of an important person in his/her life.



Recognizes the Kansas flag and identifies the symbols on it.
Kansas Flag






Identify and compare types of shelter used in Kansas by Kansas Indians and early Kansas families.
Native American Shelter
Native American Shelter
Sac and Fox Tribe Home
First Home Built in Lawrence
Early Home
Kansas Prairie Homes


Identify the different foods produced in Kansas over time.
From Seed to Food