Features and Benefits

  • A "Getting Started" unit introduces concept of social studies, including history and geography, and provides an introduction to the past tense.
  • Reading strategies are explicitly taught and modeled throughout the readings.
  • Social studies skills such as reading and interpreting maps, timelines, charts, and graphs, are explicitly taught and recycled throughout each lesson.
  • Explicit vocabulary-building activities and glossaries help students access and build mastery of the content.
  • A Unit Review provides additional practice, extension projects, further reading suggestions, and a modeled Writing Workshop.