1. Define Culture- Recognize that culture is learned behavior that includes customs, beliefs, rules, life ways, language, food, and clothing.
  2. Customs from Culture - Recognize people learn customs from their culture.
  3. Family Culture - Explain the culture of the family and community.
  4. Diverse Languages - Recognize people use diverse languages to communicate with one another.
  5. Multiculturalism - Define multiculturalism.
  6. Culture of a Place - Explain the culture of a place.
  7. Diversity - Describe the importance of diverse beliefs, customs, and traditions of families.
  8. Effect of Culture - Understand individual differences in languages, beliefs, and customs that may be unique to one's culture.
  9. Folk Tales - Retell stories from diversely selected folk tales, myths, and legends.
All Around My Neighborhood (Kiz Club)
Bermuda's Getting Around Options For Visitors
Creating Family Traditions
Cultural Profiles Project
Culture Quest World Tour
Daily Life (Scholastic)
Elmo's Classroom (Sesame Street)
Family Tradition (Mom Scape)
Family Traditions: 10 Ideas To Get You Started (Simple Mom)
Folktales: Fables (eThemes)
Greeting Friends From Other Places (National Geographic)
Myths, Folktales, and Fairy Tales (Scholastic)
Social Studies for Kids
Talking About Traits
Ten Characters From American Folklore (Education World)
Whose Home is It? (Kid Port)


  1. Salary - Recognize that workers who provide services earn money to meet needs and wants.
  2. Advertise - Recognize that people advertise goods and services through different forms of communication.
  3. Exchange Goods - Identify how people exchange goods and services.
  4. Job Requirements - Describe the requirements of various jobs and the characteristics of a job well performed.
  5. Specialized Jobs - Describe how specialized jobs contribute to the production of goods and services.
  6. Worldwide Exchange - Recognize that goods and services are exchanged worldwide.
  7. Industries - Give examples of industries and the resources needed to operate industries.
  8. Local Economy - Identify examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community.
  9. Goods and Services - Distinguish the difference between goods and services.
  10. Consumers and Producers - Differentiate between consumers and producers.
A Web of Workers
All Around the Neighborhood (Kiz Club)
Business Buddies (Beacon Learning Center)
Coloring Book
Community Helpers
Community Helpers
Consumers (Econ Ed Link)
Daily Life
Delivering The Goods (Econ Ed Link)
Economics For Kids (PPPST)
Economic Songs
Econ-O-Mania: WebQuest
Firefighters (Story Place)
The Gingerbread Man Trail
Goods and Services
Goods and Services (Pearson)
Goods and Services Farm (Think Quest)
Goods and Services: Quiz
How People Make Sneakers (PBS Kids)
How People Make Things (PBS Kids)
How Money Has Changed
How the Internet Has Changed Buying and Selling
Labor Day Coloring Pages
Lean On Me: We Depend on Each Other (Econ Ed Link)
Let's Find a Deal (Econ Ed Link)
Little Bill the Producer (Econ Ed Link)
Looking for the Fine Print (TV 411)
Mystery Workers (Econ Ed Link)
Needs and Wants
Nina Loves to Name Things
Norman Rockwell's "Curiosity Shop" (Econ Ed Link)
On The Job
People and Community Helpers
Plains Indian Tepee
Producers and Consumers (Think Quest)
Simple Simon Meets a Producer (Econ Ed Link)
Simple Simon Met a Pie-Man (Econ Ed Link)
Summer Fun: The Economics of the Lemonade Stand
Supply and Demand Land (Think Quest)
Tools of the Trade (Edu Place)
Wants and Needs
Want vs. Need: Basic Economics
Want vs. Need: Basic Economics: Part 1
We Are Consumers and Producers (Econ Ed Link)
What Are They Selling? (TV 411)
What Does A Baker Do? (Pearson)
What Does A Grocery Clerk Do? (Pearson)
What Should Firefighter Fran Wear?
We Are Consumers and Producers (Econ Ed Link)
Welcome to the Trade Museum (Think Quest)
Workers and Their Hats (Econ Ed Link)


  1. Maps and Globes - Recognize that maps and globes are representations or models of specific places.
  2. Map Symbols - Use map symbols and legends to identify locations and directions.
  3. Geographic Data - Interpret symbols that represent various forms of geographic data and use these symbols to identify locations and directions.
  4. Cardinal Directions - Define what cardinal directions are.
  5. Locate Places - Locate places using cardinal directions on maps and globes.
  6. Read Maps - Locate cities, states, countries, continents, and major bodies of water on maps and globes.
  7. Human Features - Describe the concept of human features as in cities, buildings, farms, roads, and railroads.
  8. Name Places - Locate and name the places in school and the neighborhood.
  9. Locate Your State - Identify the geographic location of the United States and your state on a globe and a map.
  10. Estimate Distances - Estimate distances such as from home to school.
  11. Land Use - Explain how land is used for different tasks in the local area.
  12. Natural Resources - Define natural resources and explain how people are dependent on them.
  13. Natural or Man Made - Compare and contrast natural and artificial features of the earth.
  14. Weather - Describe what weather is.
A Map of My Room (Time for Kids)
A Map of Our Capital (Time for Kids)
Can You Read A Map? (Mrs. Bogucki)
Cardinal Directions and the Compass Rose (World Atlas)
Columbus Sets Sail (Time for Kids)
Community Map (Edu Place)
Compasses and Directions (Map Zone)
Cybersquad and the Eye of Rom (PBS Kids)
Edible Geography (Lesson Plans Page)
Follow the Light (US Mints)
Forecasting (Weather Eye)
Forest Trail (Time for Kids)
Geography (Merriam Webster)
Geography Terms
How Geography Influences an Area's Economy
In My Own BackYard
Kindergartners on the Map
Learn About Your State (Ben's Guide)
Learning A New Envirnoment
Locate the Landmarks
(Time for Kids)
Map Collections (Sites Atlas)
Mapping the Poles (Time for Kids)
Maps and Map Skills (Kid info)
Maps, Map Skills, Atlas
Map Skills
Maps, Directions and Symbols
Map Symbols
Map the News (Time for Kids)
National Landmarks (Pearson)
Near and Far
Orientometer (National Geographic)
Over (Meddy Bemps)
Our Nation (Ben's Guide)
Our Neighbors (Time for Kids)
Our World (Time for Kids)
Reading a City Map (English Zone)
Reading Maps (Brain Pop, Jr.)
Reading Maps (Study Zone)
Spatial Concepts (Meddy Bemps)
Summer Match Game (Primary Games)
Types of Land (Harcourt Schools)
Under (Meddy Bemps)
Up (Meddy Bemps)
Use Cardinal Directions (Pearson)
Use a Road Map and a Mileage Table (Harcourt Schools)
Weather and Climate Basics
Weather Chart
Weather vs Climate (Weather Eye)
Weather Forecasting
What's the Weather?
Where Are The Rain Forests? (Time for Kids)
Where are You?
Where is Japan? (Beacon Learning Center)
Where is it? (Edu Place)
Which are Continents and Which are Countries

Governance and Civics

  1. Constitution - Recognize the United States Constitution as the basis for the laws in our country.
  2. Rules and Laws - Categorize rules and laws we follow as members of a family, school, and community.
  3. Purpose of Government - Explain the purpose of government and give examples of laws that establish order, provide security, and control conflict.
  4. Community Government - Understand that community governments employ various service workers.
  5. Leaders - Identify leaders in the community, state, and nation.
  6. Levels of Government - Describe the relationship between local, state, and national government.
  7. Citizenship - Define citizenship and responsibility.
  8. Rights and Responsibilities - Examine the rights and responsibilities of the individual in relation to his or her social group, such as family, peer group, and school class.
  9. Responsibilities of Citizens - Categorize responsibilities that citizens have to their community, state, and country.
  10. Local Laws - Design a set of rules or laws for a home, classroom, or community.
  11. Family Rules - Recognize family and school rules as compared with those from another culture.
  12. Pledge of Allegiance - Recite and explain the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance.
  13. Voting - Understand that voting is a way of making choices and decisions.
  14. Symbols and Celebrations - Explain how selected customs, symbols, and celebrations reflect an American love of individualism and inventiveness.
  15. Flag - Explain selected national and state patriotic symbols such as the United States and your state's flags.
50 States
Abraham Lincoln
Ben's Guide
Celebrate USA (Fun School)
Character Education and Life Skills (Good Character)
Constitution of the United States
Controlling Anger
Getting Along With Groark (Video)
I Pledge Allegiance
Kids Bikes and Wheel Sport Safety
Learn About Honesty (Local School Directory)
Let's Go To City Hall (HUD)
Manual of Traffic Signs
Match the Symbols
Meet the Mayors
National versus State Government (Ben's Guide)
National/Historic American Flags
Our Flag (Edu Place)
Our Government (Ben's Guide)
Our Government: The Constitution (Ben's Guide)
Popcorn Park and the Six Pillars of Character 1 (Video)
Popcorn Park and the Six Pillars of Character 2 (Video)
The Presidents (White House)
Railroad Crossing Safety
Responsibilities of Citizens (Ben's Guide)
Rights of Citizen: The Bill of Rights (Ben's Guide)
Safe Walking
School Bus and School Zone Safety
Statue of Liberty (Bing Maps)
Street Sign Gallery (Read Write Think)
Symbols of U.S. Government (Ben's Guide)
The Pledge of Allegiance (Ben's Guide)
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance
Three Parts of Government (Pearson)
Trustworthiness (Good Character)
Trustworthiness (Character Counts)
US Symbols Match (Primary Games)
USA Patriotic Symbols (PPPST)
VA Kids, K-5th
Your a Grand Old Flag (Harcourt School)
Your Neighborhood (Ben's Guide)
What Are Your Family Rules?
What is a Law? (Ben's Guide)
What Makes A Good Citizen?
Who To Involve In Making Rules (Raising Children)
Women and the Vote (PBS Kids)


  1. Change in Communication - Recognize some early forms of communication and how communication has changed over time.
  2. Other Countries - Recognize that other countries have a longer history than the United States.
  3. Historical Figures - Identify contributions of diverse historical figures that have influenced the community, state, and nation.
  4. Past, Present, and Future - Distinguish between the past, present, and future.
  5. U. S. History - Recognize major events in American history.
Early Colonies (Pearson)
Growth of a Nation (Animated Atlas)
Historic Documents (Pearson)
History of Telecommunication
Make Your Own Family Tree
Modern World History (BBC)
The Thanksgiving Story
Then and Now (Pearson)
Then and Now (Pearson)
What's Changed (BBC)
Who Was George Washington?
World History for Kids (Kids Past)

Individuals, Groups and Interactions

  1. Cooperate - Work independently and cooperatively to accomplish goals.
  2. Individual Responsibilities - Recognize individuals have responsibilities to the group whether as a leader or as a member.
  3. Individuals and Families - Recognize the importance of individuals and families as part of neighborhoods.
  4. Family Features - Describe the unique features of one's nuclear and extended families.
  5. Wants and Needs - Give examples of the tension between the wants and needs of individuals and groups, and concepts such as fairness, equity, and justice.
  6. Groups - Recognize that cooperation is necessary in working with a group to complete a task.
Balancing the Classroom: Strategies for Sharing Responsibility (Edutopia)
Choo-Choo Choices (TVO Kids)
Collecting Family Stories (Story Arts)
Common Ground: Teaching Kids the Benefits of Working Together (Edutopia)
Go! George Go! (PBS Kids)

Needs and Wants
Needs and Wants
Wants and Needs (Lesson Plans Page)
When Wants Become Needs