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Using both families and schools as a lens for study, 1st grade students learn about geography, history, economics, and civics with strong connections to the literacy block!


Key features:

  • Compelling and supporting questions to guide each chapter
  • Embedded practice opportunities for emerging readers
  • Teacher overviews for each chapter
  • Strategies for teaching included in each section


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Chapter 1:  How do rules help us?


Chapter 2:  How have we changed over time?


Chapter 3:  Where are we?


Chapter 4:  How are we part of the environment?


Chapter 5:  How do we get what we need and want?


Chapter 6:  How can we make our school a better place?



Materials developed under a grant from the Michigan Department of Education