Little Kindergarten Social Studies Thinkers Curriculum

If you ever struggled with planning and implementing effective, engaging social studies lessons in your kindergarten classroom, then please read on. This post is for you!

Maybe your district supplies you with a big-box curriculum that isn't user-friendly. Maybe it creates too much work for you. Maybe it doesn't hold your students' attention. Or maybe you don't have a curriculum and you are left spending your weekends piecing together ideas from Pinterest.

No more. I'm here to tell you how we can solve all of those problems with the Little Social Studies Thinkers Curriculum.

Little Social Studies Thinkers  is a complete curriculum specifically for Kindergarten
It's everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your kinder friends. 
It is cross-referenced and aligned to the main topics of Kindergarten Social Studies Standards. 
This curriculum is 100% created by me, (and I can promise you that my products are never outsourced!). 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 1 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 Kinder-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:

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A full Teacher Guide to help you plan:

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Text List for read-alouds:

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Print and use *complete* Lesson Plans:

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Parent Letter:

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Essential Question and Learning Targets for each lesson 
that can be posted on a Focus Wall:

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Anchor Charts and TONS of materials and activities to guide your teaching: 
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Games and Craftivities:
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Student Workbook with activities to follow each lesson:

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Directions and activities written in kinder-friendly language
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Quick Checks for every lesson to check for understanding:

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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:
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A Kinder-appropriate Assessment and Rubric:
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Here are the lessons included in Unit 1:
Lesson 1: RULES– Why we have rules & Our classroom rules
Lesson 2: LAWS– What laws are and why we have them
Lesson 3: GOOD CHOICES/BAD CHOICES--What they are and why we should make good choices
Lesson 4: FRIENDSHIP– How to be a good friend
Lesson 5: SHARING AND TAKING TURNS
Lesson 6: FRIENDSHIP CRAFTIVITY
Lesson 7: WORKING HARD & TRYING OUR BEST
Lesson 8: COOPERATION
Lesson 9: BEING A HELPFUL CITIZEN
Lesson 10: WAYS TO BE A GOOD CITIZEN
Lesson 11: Unit Assessment
Lesson 12: Culminating Activity


I can assure you that this curriculum is VERY easy to use. Just print and teach! 

----FIND IT HERE!-----

Find the FULL Little Thinkers Social Studies Curriculum HERE!


As always, let me know if you have any questions! :) 

10 comments

  1. Awesome! You're right not much time to teach the content areas. This is perfect. I have no idea how you have the time or come up with it all but I appreciate it and will definitely purchase it. Thank you!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy! I know.. right!? I made them mini-lessons (20-25 mins) so that a teacher could use them twice a week and not feel overwhelmed. Thanks again! :)

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  2. Is there a list of standards covered in the packet? I am in Texas and will need to make sure it is aligned or covers our TEKS", Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Thank you!!

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  3. This looks great! Will you be making something similar for science?

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  4. Do you have one of these for science also? I need to remember to grab this before Sunday night. It's in my cart now. Thank you!

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    1. I don't at the moment, Mary! Hopefully next year for that!

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  5. Love this! Just what I needed to add to my SS curriculum. I was having such a hard time fitting it in with everything else! Thank you so much.

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  6. Any chance you will have a 1st grade version?

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  7. Is there anyway that you could give us a list of the mentor texts you'll use for Unit 2 a little before you release? I want to make sure I have them or have time to order them. If not no worries! My team and I were just discussing we have no idea what we technically teach for Social Studies since there are no standards and requirements yet. I am excited to start Unit 1 this week! Can't wait for the remaining units! Thanks so much for you amazing resources.

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