Little Thinkers UNIT 2: Then and Now


Hey all! 
This blog post is going to explain all about the second unit in my
Little Thinkers Social Studies Curriculum for Kindergarten.
Unit 2:  Then and Now is, all about life long ago. 

If you are not familiar with Little Thinkers, it is a complete Social Studies 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 the
Kindergarten Social Studies Standards of many different U.S. states. 
It contains everything you need in a neat, organized package.
It's totally teacher friendly and student-approved! 

 Here is an outline of all units that will be included in this complete curriculum:
UNIT 2: Then & Now 
UNIT 3: My Community (Coming Soon!)
UNIT 4: Holidays Around the World (Coming Soon!)
UNIT 5: Our World (Coming Soon!)

I'm going to walk you through Unit 2: Then and Now.
This unit takes kids back a couple of hundred years, to see what life was like for people similar to the early settlers in the United States. Please note that this unit doesn't specify time frames, specific groups or locations (to follow along with Kindergarten standards). We are really focusing on the concept of time (past-present-future) and what life was like long ago for people who didn't have the things that we have today.

Let's take a closer look at what is included!


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:



A full Teacher Guide to help you plan:



Read Alouds: printable books that are included and one text recommendation.
If You Lived in Colonial Times, by Ann McGovern



Print and use *complete* Lesson Plans:


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



Anchor Charts, a Parent Letter, and TONS of materials and activities to guide your teaching: 



Games and Craftivities:



Student Workbook with activities to follow each lesson:

Directions and activities written in kinder-friendly language


Quick Checks for every lesson to check for understanding:


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:



Kinder-appropriate Assessment and Rubric:

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! 

*The full curriculum (Units 1-5) will not be sold in a pre-order bundle. Each unit will be listed on sale for 48 hours after posting. Follow me on TPT so that you can get the bundle price as they are released and not have to wait!*
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