Sunday, January 3, 2010

New York City Kindergarten Social Studies Scope & Sequence

Below is the NYC Kindergarten Social Studies Scope & Sequence for the months January, February, and March 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.  As part of this module students in K003 class will continue "Winter Holidays Around the World" Social Studies Workshops, where parents from different backgrounds share their culture's and families' traditions.
Essential Question:  Why are families important?

The family structure:
- Families are important
- Families are made up of members
- Families can have a variety of structures (immediate and extended family)
- Families are diverse
- Families have divers cultures and customs
- Families share customs and beliefs (religion)
- Families celebrate in different ways
- Families celebrate important days together (birthdays, Mother's Day, etc.)

- Family members have different jobs and responsibilities
- Families have rules and routines
- Family members care for and help each other
- Families have needs and wants (finances, economic decisions)
- Family members rely on each other
- Families in New York City are urban families
- Families in cities share common characteristics
- Families use the city for work and leisure
Family History:
- All families have a history
- Families change over time
- Family history can be shared (names, family trees, letters, old photographs, etc.)
- Family histories can be recorded
- Families have cultural heritage
- Family histories may have started in other states/countries
- Families may have links/ties to other states/countries
- Family stories are passed down from one generation to another
- Families share folktales, legends, songs, dances, and oral histories
- Families have special foods, recipes
- Families share traditions

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