***SIMPLY SOCIAL STUDIES – KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE ****
NOT-SO MINI UNIT – HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD
What is Simply Social Studies all about?
Simply Social Studies is a Social Studies curriculum that covers grade appropriate concepts and objectives for First Grade and Kindergarten.
What’s included in this mini unit of Simply Social Studies?
This mini unit of Simply Social Studies includes detailed lesson plans with ELA and Math extensions & suggestions, book suggestions, craftivities, anchor chart ideas, materials list, two editable power points, printable lesson reviews/assessments, and MORE!
What objectives are covered in this unit of Simply Social Studies?
THis not-so-mini unit covers nine different holiday celebrations from around the world including history, culture, traditions, and celebrations. Students will compare and contrast holidays and traditions and embrace the diversity of those around them.
The unit is broken down into ten lessons including
HOLIDAYS, TRADITIONS, & CELEBRATIONS
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN GERMANY (including St. Nicholas Day)
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN THE NETHERLANDS (including St. Nicholas Day)
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN ITALY (including Epiphany)
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN SWEDEN (including St. Lucia Day)
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO (including Las Posadas)
CELEBRATING HANUKKAH – ISRAEL
CELEBRATING DIWALI – INDIA
CELEBRATING KWANZAA – AFRICA/AMERICA
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS – AMERICA
HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD REVIEW
What type of activities are included in this resource?
Students will travel around the world to learn more about holidays in other countries and cultures, but first they’ll create an adventure backpack and travel brochure. Their passports will accompany them throughout their journey. Students will create a keepsake souvenir at each “stop” and document their learning in their travel brochures. Cross curricular activities (ELA & MATH) are also included with this resource.
CLICK ON THE PREVIEW FOR A LOOK AT THE CONTENTS OF THIS RESOURCE.
Is there anything else included I should know about?
Yes! There is! Ten power point stories plus one additional editable power point are included to accompany each lesson in this resource.
Where can I find MORE Simply Social Studies units?
More Simply Social Studies units will become available throughout the course of the 2016-2017 school year and will be posted as they are created.
Unit 1: Being a Good Citizen
Unit 2: Alike & Different
Unit 3: Community Helpers
Unit 4: Basic Needs & Going to Work (coming soon)
Unit 5: On the Map (coming soon)
Unit 6: Where We Live (coming soon)
Unit 7: Technology & How We Live (coming soon)
FIRST GRADE UNITS
Unit 1: Good Citizenship
Unit 2: Families & Communities
Unit 3: Basic Needs, Wants, & Family Provisions (coming soon
Unit 4: On The Map (coming soon)
Unit 5: Where We Live (coming soon)
Unit 6: Inventors & Inventions (coming soon)
Unit 7: Basic Economics (coming soon)
Unit 8: Technology at Home & Work (coming soon)
But wait!!!! There’s MORE!!!
Special Simply Social Studies mini-units will also be released during the 2017 school year and will be geared to target BOTH Kindergarten AND First Grade objectives and concepts. These units will include
Mini Unit 1: Choosing a Leader (Elections & Voting) – added!
Mini Unit 2: Thanksgiving History, Customs, & Traditions added!
Mini Unit 3: Holidays Around the World – added!
Mini Unit 4: Celebrating America – coming soon
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