Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New York City Kindergarten Social Studies Scope & Sequence

Below is the NYC Kindergarten Social Studies Scope & Sequence for the months of September and October provided by the Department of Education.  Gifted and Talented acceleration will be provided in The Roosevelt Island School K003 class through curriculum compacting and differentiation of instruction to maximize learning for advanced students.

September-October
UNIT 1
SCHOOL AND SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Essential Question:  What is a school and what does it mean to be a good citizen of a school community?
The school and classroom community:
- Classrooms are organized for students learning
- A classroom has rules for all to follow
- Rules are important
- Children have classroom responsibilities
- Members of a classroom deserve to be heard and deserve respect
- Teachers are important to classrooms
- Teachers help students learn
- Schools are special purpose buildings
- A school community helps children learn
- Many people work in schools and have different jobs and responsibilities
- A school community helps in many ways (health, etc.)
- A school is made up of diverse people and students
- Members of the school community deserve to be heard and deserve respect
- School communities have missions, special songs, mottos
- Schools have rules for all to follow
Community geography:
- Places in the classroom can be located using directions
- Places in the school and neighborhood can be located using directions
- Schools are located in neighborhoods
- A school and community/neighborhood can be located on a map
Citizenship and Communities:
- People can be citizens of the school, neighborhood, and the United States
- Being a citizen involves right and responsibilities
- Schools, neighborhoods, cities are part of The United States
- The flag is an important symbol of the U.S.
- U.S. residents recite the Pledge of Allegiance
- U.S. residents share special songs ("The Star Spangled Banner," "America the Beautiful")
- U.S. residents celebrate national holidays (Independence Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, etc.)
- U.S. residents have rules and laws
- The President is the leader of the U.S.
- Washington, D.C., is the capital of the U.S.

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