People have always used stories to teach and to remember. Welcome to myWorld Social Studies™ for Grades K-5. Learning comes alive through storytelling, literacy instruction, and flexible resources. Stories from our world engage students and help develop thoughtful, literate citizens. Lessons apply inquiry processes, practice reading and writing, and involve collaboration and communication skills. Blended learning experiences include an interactive Student Worktext and digital courseware. Share the story of our democratic ideals, communities, and people!
Features and Benefits
- Engaging and Fun – Developed with the input of kids, the myStory System brings meaning and fun to each stage of instruction. Engaging videos will hook students and activities provide creative, fun ways for them to demonstrate their learning.
- Reinforce literacy instruction - Reading and writing assignments focus on target reading skills proven to increase reading comprehension.
- Comprehensive instruction support - Detailed lesson plans and audio podcasts
The interactive Student Worktext promotes active learning, supports students who are learning to read in the content-areas, and promotes active reading strategies. The Student Worktext encourages greater interaction with the content and more active reading leading to long term retention of skills and concepts. Your child will love writing, drawing, circling and underlining content as they connect, experience and understand the world of Social Studies.
Each chapter incorporates a real life story that relates to the lesson providing the basis for discussion. Lessons feature a variety of activities providing your child an opportunity to interact with the material to apply their knowledge. Checkpoints are featured throughout to ensure that your child understands of the material.
**Please note, this curriculum has been modified specifically for homeschool families. At times, there may be references to print or digital components or activities that are not included within the homeschool bundle. This will not hinder your child’s successful completion of the course. myWorldSocialStudies.com is not available at this time.**
myStory Video DVD-ROM
The myStory Video DVD features engaging videos with actual students that explore the Big Question of each chapter. Video icons within the student book indicate that a corresponding video is available on this DVD. These videos allow your child to see children of his or her own age explore the Big Question and the key ideas in each chapter, to go on video field trips, and to watch a character from the chapter come to life. Through these video features, your child will make a personal connection to the lesson, building long-term understanding and knowledge.
Teacher’s Resource Library DVD-ROM
The Teacher Resource Library is a one-stop resource for the myWorld Social Studies Teacher’s Guide, lesson plans, and instruction resources. Each chapter will provide:
- A Teacher’s Guide for each chapter
- Lesson plans
- An audio podcast on chapter subjects
- Hands-on activities to engage your child
- Editable tests for each chapter and separate answer keys
These carefully planned resources will guide you with planning, supporting activities, and testing to ensure learning is personalized to fit your child.
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