Kindergarten appropriate lessons

School Safety

How can we learn and work together? Download Primary Source Set: School Safety

Students will question, examine, interpret, corroborate, and explain what it means to be a good citizen and the behaviors that represent good citizenship. Students will answer the investigative question, How can we learn and work together?

Work Long Ago

How are our lives different from those in the past? How are they the same? Download Primary Source Set: Work Long Ago

This lesson focuses on the topic of work and jobs to illuminate change over time. Kindergartners have some direct experiential knowledge of jobs today, which can be leveraged to learn about the differences and similarities of jobs and work in the past.

What does it mean to be an American?

What does it mean to be American?  Download Primary Source Set: What does it mean to be an American? 

Taken together, this set of primary sources celebrates the unifying theme of freedom and civic pride in a democratic system of government. Teachers may ask students how Americans are connected even though they are an ethnically, politically, and geographically diverse group of people. This diversity may also be reflected in students’ classroom, school, city, or state.