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Old 05-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Kindergarten History-doing something different?

I am researching history curriculum for kindergarten, and came across a thread that suggested it might be good to focus more on teaching your child about geography (towns, states, countries) and then civics (our government structure-mayors, governors, presidents, voting, laws, etc). I love this idea. We have definitely in a very unstructured, natural way, talked to our son about these things, but I was wondering if anyone could suggest a curriculum that focuses on these things? Or maybe books/dvds?

Besides the 3 R's, I only want to do a light version of science and history for my son's kindergarten year, so this sounds like a good plan to me. And then starting with real history in 1st grade.

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Re: Kindergarten History-doing something different?

www.lessonpathways.com has a civics and geography based social studies program for K. It is free program too. If I remember correctly it introduces things like days of the week, months of the year, neighborhoods, maps, community helpers ect.
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Re: Kindergarten History-doing something different?

I considered using Galloping The Globe at a slow pace. I ended up using MY first grade social studies book, it's a Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. The subjects covered are All About Families, Where We Live, Good Citizens, All Kinds Of Jobs and Americans Long Ago. I also used Adventures in America and we all liked it.
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www.lessonpathways.com has a civics and geography based social studies program for K. It is free program too. If I remember correctly it introduces things like days of the week, months of the year, neighborhoods, maps, community helpers ect.
Did you print anything from this website or just use it all online? I think this website looks like an awesome resource, but think I'd have to print most of it b/c I like having something in front of me.
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