Little 1st Grade SOCIAL STUDIES Thinkers – Unit 2: Families, Long Ago & Today!

Hey all! 

This blog post is to explain all about UNIT 2 in my
Little Social Studies Thinkers curriculum for FIRST GRADE!
Little Social Studies Thinkers  is a complete curriculum specifically for primary kids
It’s everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your primary friends. 
The first grade edition is cross-referenced and aligned to the main topics of 1st grade Social Studies Standards from states across the country. 
This curriculum is 100% researched, designed, and created by me, Karen Jones.
. It contains everything you need in a neat, organized package.
It’s totally teacher friendly and student-approved! 

I’m going to walk you through the format of the entire curriculum. First, let’s look at the units.


Unit 2 is now complete and available here. Let’s take a closer look at what is included!


Here is the breakdown of the major components of each unit. 

The six-week unit is meant to be taught bi-weekly (twice a week) with 25-minute lessons. I know that your time is valuable and you need to make the most of every minute, so each lesson is jam packed with content and engagement

The lessons are quick-paced, written in teacher language, and primary-friendly. You could give these plans to a sub or student teacher, and there would be no question as to what they need to do! It’s all there for you.

Here are the components of the unit:

A full Teacher Guide to help you plan:
Texts for read-alouds:
Print and use *complete* Lesson Plans that mirror best practices in primary instruction:
Anchor Charts and TONS of materials and activities to guide your teaching: 
Essential Question and Learning Targets for each lesson 
that can be posted on a Focus Wall:
A COMPLETE UNIT Powerpoint to guide your teaching during EACH and EVERY Lesson!
Pull up the PowerPoint on your Smart Board or on a projector:
I can assure you that this curriculum is VERY easy to use. Just print and teach! 
As always, let me know if you have any questions! 
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