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CONTENTS

Unit 1  Civics

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Sing and act out how to get along. Practice talking and listening with a partner. Play a game to find out why we have rules. Piece together puzzles about cooperation. Visit stations to learn about types of groups. Conduct an inquiry to explore ways that we can help others.

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How Do We Get Along in School?................................... 7

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Why Is It Important to Learn from Each Other?........... 21

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Why Do Schools Have Rules?........................................ 35

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How Are We Good Helpers at School?.......................... 49

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What Groups Do We Belong To?.................................... 63

Unit 2  Economics

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Learn about different jobs at your school through videos. Purchase items in a marketplace based on your needs and wants. Program a chorebot as you learn how family members care for one another. Observe neighbors doing good things for one another. Conduct an inquiry to show how economics plays an important role in your life every day.

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Who Works at Your School?............................................ 83

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What Do Families Need and Want?............................... 97

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How Do Family Members Care for Each Other?.........117

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What Do Good Neighbors Do?.................................... 129

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Unit 3  Geography

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Use a compass rose and map to solve a puzzle. Go on a road trip to discover special places in the United States. Visit different places to learn how geography affects how people live. Watch videos about family traditions around the world and compare them to your own traditions. Conduct an inquiry to show different ways that you can show where you live.

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What Is a Map?............................................................. 145

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How Are Families Special?........................................... 161

12 Where Do Families Live?.............................................. 173 13 What Are Family Traditions?......................................... 187

Unit 4  History

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Analyze pictures of schools from long ago to discover ways that school was different from and the same as today. Study objects from the past and create timelines to learn what life was like for your family as kids. Conduct an inquiry to show how your school was different in the past.

14 What Was School Like Long Ago?............................... 205 15

How Do Families Change over Time?......................... 217

Maps.......................................................................231 Glossary..................................................................233 Credits....................................................................242

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Culturally-Responsive Content Meaningful standards-aligned content with opportunities for making personal connections and participating in an inclusive classroom environment.

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Civics Sing and act out how to get along. Practice talking and listening with a partner. Play a game to find out why we have rules. Piece together puzzles about cooperation. Visit stations to learn about types of groups. Conduct an inquiry to explore ways that we can help others. 1 How Do We Get Along in School?................................7 2 Why Is It Important to Learn from Each Other?.........21 3 Why Do Schools Have Rules?....................................35 4 How Are We Good Helpers at School?.......................49 5 What Groups Do We Belong To?................................63

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Unit Inquiry Project

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Gathering Visual Evidence

List three things you see in this video.

Where do you see good helpers?

Where do you see people following rules? Not following rules?

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Developing the Compelling Question Unit Storyline This crossing guard is helping students get to school. He keeps them safe. Other adults also help. Students can help each other too!

Unit Compelling Question How do we help others? List three questions you have about the Unit Storyline and Compelling Question.

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Collecting Evidence

After you complete each lesson, return to this table and answer the questions. You will be gathering key information that will help you complete the Unit Inquiry Project.

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Supporting Questions

1 How Do We Get Along in School?

Why might this video be near a school?

2 Why Is It Important to Learn from Each Other?

Are all the people the same? What can they learn from each other?

3 Why Do Schools Have Rules?

Where do you see people following rules in the video? What is another important school rule?

4 How Are We Good Helpers at School?

Where do you see good helpers in the video? How else are you a good helper at school?

5 What Groups Do We Belong To?

What groups do you see in the video?

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Building Additional Content Knowledge

Gather and evaluate additional sources to answer the Unit Compelling Question: How do we help others? You may conduct research or use these readings from Social Studies Alive! My School and Family Social Studies Stories: • • • •

A Place to Share Who Makes the Rules U.S. Symbols and Traditions Working Together in Government

Source Title(s)

Additional Evidence

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Constructing an Argument

Write a sentence answering the Unit Compelling Question: How do we help others? This is called a claim. Then give at least two pieces of evidence to support your claim. Your evidence can come from the activities you did in class, the readings you completed in your Student Journal or Social Studies Stories, or additional research that you conducted.

Claim:

Evidence:

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Taking Informed Action

Decide how you want to share what you learned. You could make a poster, a digital presentation, or a video. You might share your presentation with your classmates or with adults in the community.

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How Do We Get Along in School?

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We all go to school to learn. To enjoy school, we have to get along with others. We may all want to play on the slide at lunch. What can we do? We can take turns. What other ways can we get along in school? 8

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Preview Activity Draw your face to show how you felt while you

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made the first drawing.

Draw your face to show how you felt while you made the second drawing.

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Vocabulary Activity

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Look at these ways to get along. Read and trace each word.

Created by Samuel Q. Green from the Noun Project

g oo d sp o r t

listen

play f a ir l y

share

t a k e tu r n s

talk

Created by Kirby Wu from the Noun Project

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Hands-On Activity

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Sing a song about cooperative behaviors. Watch videos and then act out ways to get along with others at school. Listen to and discuss a story about two goats who discover the importance of getting along.

Directions: Getting Along 1. Read Sections 1–4. Learn about ways we can get along. 2. Sing “The Getting Along Song.” It will help us practice getting along. 3. Watch videos to identify getting along. Can you spot sharing, talking, listening, and taking turns? 4. Act out ways to share, talk, listen, and take turns. Work with your group to act out a skit for the class. 5. Complete the drawing. Show what the children could do to share or take turns. 6. Read Sections 5–6. Learn about playing fairly and being good sports.

Directions: Two Goats on a Bridge 1. Listen to the story “Two Goats on a Bridge.” 2. Discuss the story. What could the goats have done differently? 3. Complete the drawing. Use what you have learned to show how the goats could have solved their problem.

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1. We Share We get along by sharing. We often want to do the same things as others. When we share, we can do things together. We may want to make a puzzle at the same time. We can both put pieces together when we share. It feels good to share with our friends! What do we share? 12

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2. We Talk We get along by talking. We may feel sad if no one asks us to play a game of tag. But we can

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3. We Listen We get along by listening. We

listen to our friends. They tell us their feelings and ideas. When we listen, it shows that we care what they think. They may tell us their ideas for a group project. We listen to our teacher, too. When we listen, we learn new things. How do we listen?

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4. We Take Turns We get along by taking turns. When we take turns, we each get to do something we want to do. We take turns getting on and off the bus and playing games. We have to wait for our turn. That may be hard. But when we wait, we all get to do things. When do we take turns?

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Hands-On Activity Notes Oh no! These children aren’t sharing or taking turns.

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Draw or write what they can do to solve the problem.

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5. We Play Fairly We get along by playing fairly. When we play fairly, we follow the rules. We do not cheat. We take turns, and we are kind. It is important to play fairly in games with others. When we play fairly, everyone has fun. When do we play fairly? © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

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6. We Are Good Sports We get along by being good sports. When we are good

sports, we treat others like we want to be treated. We do not get mad if we lose. We do not brag if we win. We tell others if they played well. Then everyone enjoys playing. When are we good sports?

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Hands-On Activity Notes Imagine the two goats in the story learned about

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sharing, talking, listening, and taking turns like you did. How could they have solved their problem? Draw the goats. Show what they would say.

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Summary We can get along in many ways. We can share or take turns. We can talk about our feelings and listen to others. We can play fairly and be good sports.

Show What You Know What could these two people say to each other to show that they get along and are good sports?

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Lesson 2

Why Is It Important to Learn from Each Other?

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You can tie your shoes. Your friend does not know how. What can you do to help? You can teach your friend. Then your friend can tie his shoes, too. Why is it important to

Vocabulary alike different learn

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Preview Activity Find classmates who fit each of these categories.

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Have them sign under the picture. You do not need to have every category signed. Then find a category you can sign on their paper. Be sure to be friendly and greet them! Likes to swim

Likes biking

Likes camping

Likes jumping

Likes basketball

Likes climbing

Likes singing

Likes plants

Likes space

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Likes barbecue

Likes kites

Likes boating

Has a pet

Likes ice skating

Likes to fish

Plays soccer

Likes swinging

Has a scooter

Wears glasses

Has superpowers

Likes school

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Vocabulary Activity Color each picture and label it below with the

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correct word.

Vocabulary Word Bank alike

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different

learn

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Hands-On Activity

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Partner with a classmate to practice listening and speaking skills. Learn about why it is important to take turns talking and listening.

Directions: Talk It Out 1. Read Sections 1–4. Find out why it is important to learn from each other. 2. “Talk It Out” with your partner. Play a game where you take turns listening and talking with a partner. 3. Discuss what it was like to play the game. Was it hard to stay quiet and listen? Was it fun to talk? Did you learn anything new about your classmate? 4. Complete your Activity Notes. Share what you learned about your classmate, as well as what you shared with them!

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1. Each of Us Is Special We are all alike in some ways. Both you and your friend may like to play kickball and freeze tag. We are all different in some ways, too. Your friend may like to swim. But you may like to jump rope. Each of us is special. What makes you special?

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2. We Are Good at Different Things Some of us are good at reading. Others are good at math. We can put on a play because we are good at different things. One person can make trees for the set. Another can make hats for a costume. Someone else can act out a part. What things can you do well? 28

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3. You Can Learn from Me I can teach you things I know. You can learn from me. I can do magic tricks. I can hit a ball. What would you like to learn from me? I can teach you how to make a paper plane. I can show you how to fold the paper. Then we can try it together.

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4. I Can Learn from You You can help me learn new things. I want to learn how to build a castle. What can you help me learn? You can teach me how to play hopscotch. Help me draw the squares. Then I can hop on them. We can learn from each other. 30

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Hands-On Activity Notes Finish the sentence by sharing something you

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said to your partner.

I told my partner . . .

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Finish the sentence by sharing the most interesting thing your partner said.

My partner said . . .

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Summary We are each good at different things. So, we can teach each other the things we know. I can learn from you. You can learn from me. Show What You Know Interview a classmate. Ask: • What makes you special? • What are you good at? • What can I learn from you? Draw the face of the classmate you interviewed in the frame. Put their name below the frame. Make drawings of what you learned around the frame. Flip the page

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Use the interview to complete these sentences about your classmate. My classmate is special because . . .

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My classmate is good at . . .

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From my classmate, I can learn . . .

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Lesson 3

Why Do Schools Have Rules?

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Rules tell us how we should act. There are rules for the classroom and library. There are rules for the playground and halls. There are even rules for the cafeteria. Why

Vocabulary fair rule safe

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Preview Activity Draw or write how you felt after the first game.

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Draw or write how you felt after the second game.

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Vocabulary Activity Connect the word to the picture that shows it.

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We line up fair

so no one gets hurt.

We raise our rule

hand before speaking.

We share the safe

computer so everyone gets a chance.

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Hands-On Activity

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Analyze videos and images to discover how rules help us get along and be safe. Then complete a puzzle and discuss how rules help us be fair.

Directions: Looking for Rules 1. Read Section 1. Learn that rules tell us how to treat others. 2. Watch the videos. Then discuss how following rules helps us get along. 3. Read Section 2. Learn about rules that help us be safe at school. 4. Look at the photos. Then discuss where you see evidence of rules keeping us safe.

Directions: Rules for Fairness 1. Read Sections 3 and 4. Learn that rules help us be fair. Rules help us learn. 2. Complete the puzzle. Put the six parts together to make one photo. 3. Then discuss how rules help make the playground fair for everyone.

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1. Rules Help Us Get Along We need to get along at school. Rules tell us how to treat others so we all can enjoy school. We are kind. We talk and listen to each other. We tell the truth. We share so that everyone can have fun. We treat others like we want to be treated. What other rules help us get along at school? 40

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Hands-On Activity Notes Can you connect each rule with its

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matching photo?

We talk and listen to each other.

We are kind.

We share.

We tell the truth if we break something.

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2. Rules Help Us Be Safe We need to be safe at school. Rules tell us how to act so no one gets hurt. We line up. We walk in the halls. We do not play rough on the playground. We wait to cross the street. We stay in our seats while the bus is moving. What other rules help us be safe at school? 42

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Hands-On Activity Notes Oh no! This boy is not following the rules. Can

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you finish the drawing so that he is following the rules? What is missing?

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3. Rules Help Us Be Fair Rules tell us how to be fair in school. We share materials and take care of them. We follow game rules. We let everyone play. We take turns. You may use the computer first, and then your friend will get a turn. What other rules help us be fair at school?

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Hands-On Activity Notes Look at these signs at a playground. What do

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they show? • Make a happy face by the signs that show students playing fairly. • Make a sad face by the signs that show students not playing fairly.

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4. Rules Help Us Learn We go to school to learn. Rules make sure everyone at school can learn. We listen to our teacher. We sit quietly. We raise our hands. We follow directions and try to do our best work. What other rules help us learn at school?

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Summary Rules tell us how to act so we can get along. Rules help us be safe and treat others fairly. When we follow rules, we are ready to learn and do our best work. Show What You Know At your school, usually adults make the rules. But what would happen if you could make your own rules? Write your own rule.

Flip the page

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Draw what happens when you follow the rule.

Draw what happens if you break the rule.

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Lesson 4

How Are We Good Helpers at School?

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When everyone helps, school is a better place to learn. There are different ways to help. We can do our part on a group project. We can help a friend think of a story

Vocabulary Golden Rule respect responsible

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Preview Activity Put a happy face by the behaviors that show a

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good helper at school.

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Vocabulary Activity Use the correct word to complete the sentences.

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Vocabulary Word Bank Golden Rule

respect

responsible

We are good helpers when we are . We remember to care for others and our pets.

We play nicely with our friends and treat them as we want to be treated. We follow the

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Raising our hands to talk shows we the teacher.

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Hands-On Activity

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Practice cooperation by working together to solve puzzles, and create a skit to practice leading by example.

Directions: Puzzling Photographs 1. Read the section that matches the slide title. 2. Look at the puzzle with your group of three. Where should the pieces go? 3. Solve the puzzle with your class. Share your group’s ideas. Did your group place the pieces correctly? 4. With your group, choose the best answer to the question. Talk about why the other options are not the best thing to do. 5. Share your group’s answer and why you chose it with the class. 6. Repeat for each section’s slides.

Directions: Follow-the-Leader Skits 1. Read Sections 4 and 5. Learn about being responsible and being a leader. 2. Sit with your group of four. You will receive a skit card. 3. Read your skit card and discuss: •

What is your skit about?

Who will be the leader?

What will the other group members do?

4. Prepare to present your skit. If you need help, ask your teacher.

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1. We Take Care of Our Things We are good helpers when we take care of our things at school. Then they don’t get broken or lost. We are careful with our crayons. We put the balls away after recess. We treat the computers with care. How else do we help take care of things at school?

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2. We Do Our Best We are good helpers when we do our best at school. We listen to directions. We work quietly to finish our work. We ask for help if we need it. We sit still in our seats. We remember to line up for recess. How else do we do our best at school? © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

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3. We Respect Others We are good helpers when we

respect others at school. We say “please” and “thank-you.” We take care of other people’s things. We listen to others’ ideas. We follow the Golden Rule. We treat others the way we want to be treated. How else do we respect others at school?

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Hands-On Activity Notes Let’s remember three ways we are good helpers

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at school: • We take care of our things. • We do our best. • We respect others.

Circle all the pictures that show ways we are good helpers.

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4. We Are Responsible We are good helpers when we are responsible at school. We do what is right. We try to do our best work and finish it on time. We learn from our mistakes. We come to class on time. We return our library books when they are due. How else are we responsible at school? 58

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5. We Are Leaders We are good helpers when we are leaders. We set a good example for others. We try to solve problems. We work with others to make the school a good place to learn. How else are we leaders at school?

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Hands-On Activity Notes Circle the Good Leader Superhero you would

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Fill the movie screen with words and pictures describing your superhero as a good leader. You may reread your text for ideas.

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Summary We are good helpers when we do things for others. We take care of our materials and do our best work. We respect others. We are responsible and try to be good leaders.

Show What You Know Write a sentence about being a good helper at school. Use one word from the word bank in your sentence. Draw a picture to go with it. Word Bank

best work

Golden Rule

good example

good helper

good leader

respect

responsible

take care

Flip the page

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Lesson 5

What Groups Do We Belong To?

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We all belong to groups. You may learn in a school group. You are part of a family group. You may play baseball on a team. A team is a type of group. What groups

Vocabulary community family group

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Preview Activity Which of these groups do you belong to? Circle

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them. Then draw a group you belong to and write its name.

friends

family

sports

class

Group:

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Vocabulary Activity

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Fill in the correct word next to its definition.

Vocabulary Word Bank community

family

Definition

Word

A very big group of people

A type of group that may share the same name or the same home

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Hands-On Activity

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Identify and discuss different types of groups and what makes them special and unique. Unscramble photos at stations to reveal new vocabulary words.

Directions: My Groups 1. Look for groups in a picture. How many groups can you find? 2. Read Sections 1–3. Learn about school and family groups. 3. Work with your class to fill in the table in your Activity Notes.

Directions: Hidden Words 1. Read Sections 4–6. Learn about community groups. 2. Sit with your partner. Find your Activity Notes. 3. Look at the six stations around the room. Each station is a different color. 4. Go to a station and look carefully at the photographs. They all show different types of groups. 5. Match the color of the photo to the same color on the station chart. 6. When you place all photos correctly, you will reveal a word! What does the word say? 7. Record the word in your Activity Notes.

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1. We All Belong to Groups A group has more than one person. People in a group have something in common. Everyone in the group may play together. They may be in summer camp together. Or they may just wear the same kind of hat. Groups can be big or small. What groups can you name? 68

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2. We Belong to School Groups There are big and small groups at school. Your school is a big group. Your class is a smaller group. You may play ball with an even smaller group on the schoolyard. What other groups do you have at school?

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3. We Belong to Family Groups You belong to a family. A family is a type of group. Families may share the same name. They may share the same home. Families can be big or small. A family can be two people. A family can be five, or even more, people. How many people are in your family? 70

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Hands-On Activity Notes Think about two groups you belong to: your class

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and your family. Fill in the table with answers about your class and family. Class

Family

How many people are in this group?

Who are some people in this group?

What makes this group special?

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4. Families Belong to Groups Different families may share a past. They may come from the same place. Your family and your friend’s family may both come from Mexico. Both families are part of a larger group of people from Mexico. Some families may come from China or other countries. What groups does your family belong to?

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5. We Belong to Community Groups Many groups are part of the community. A community is a very big group. You may play on a community baseball team. A team is a type of group. Some community groups share a religion. Some groups sing together. What community groups do you belong to? © Teachers’ Curriculum Institute

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6. We Belong to a Community A community works together to care for each other. Your community helps keep you safe. The different groups share community goals. They help make the community better. What groups are in your community?

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Hands-On Activity Notes As you visit each station, record the hidden

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Summary We all belong to groups. We belong to school groups and family groups. We belong to community groups, too. Together, we share a community. Show What You Know Draw a picture of each group that you belong to. Family

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My School and Family Explore the content in these units: Unit 1: Civics Activity Online

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