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					   GRADES 1-2-3 UNITED STREAMING VIDEO SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM INFUSION
    CONTENT FOCUS    DESCRIPTION OF SUGGESTED VIDEOS                         SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
Communities         All About Neighborhoods                            Can be used to explain types of
                         Explains different types of                   neighborhoods
                           neighborhoods                               Compare and contrast student’s own
                         How immigrants stay together in the           community with the different communities
                           same community with their shared             shown in the video
                           language and beliefs
                         Discusses types of transportation
                           within a community
                         Discusses how maps are used to
                           make decisions for the community

                    America at Its Best – We All Contribute and
                    Make a Difference
                       Illustrates student’s roles in school and
                         community                                     Use for National Make A Difference Day
                       Explores opportunities for volunteering        Encouraging community involvement
                         in the community                              Students devise a plan to make a difference
                       Emphasizes setting a good example               in their school community
                         and standing up for what is right             Incorporate in ant-bullying lesson

                    Going To School Is Your Job
                       Relates different jobs within a school
                         setting to the jobs within the local
                         community
                       Discusses different communities                Tour the school

                    What Is The Community?
                       Defines community
                       Explores different community jobs

                    Where Do You Live?
                       3 children describe their communities
                         (city, country, suburbs)
                       Difference, similarities, advantages,          Role play being from a specific community
                                                                       Activity page included with video
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                         and disadvantages of each community

                     Where We Live, Work and Play –
                     Neighborhoods
                         Defines neighborhood and shows
                          examples of farms, small towns and
                          large cities
Maps and Geography   Geography Basics: Globes, Maps and
                     Graphs
                         Discusses features, types and how         Have students show and match the different
                          globes, maps and graphs are                terms (on index cards) to the feature on the
                          developed                                  map (ex: longitude, latitude, hemisphere)

                     Physical Geography
                        What is geography                          Recommended for 1st grade – simple
                        Maps and globes                             explanations

                     Understanding Using Maps and Globes
                        Explanation of various components of
                           maps and globes                          Suggested activities included with video
                                                                    Video quiz
Citizenship          America At Its Best – What It Means To Be
                     An American Citizen
                         Defines citizenship within the
                          classroom and country                     Decide on a classroom issue and put
                         Describes the qualities of a good          democracy in action
                          citizen                                   Demonstrate each quality of citizenship with
                         How immigrants can become citizens         an action
                         America as a democracy – the
                          importance of voting
                         July 4th

Landforms            Keeping Your Community Clean
                        Describes how each landform was            Choose a landform and describe its origin

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                          created and the characteristics of each      Make a 3 –D model of a landform

                      Biologist Notebook: Why land goes up and
                      down
                          Discusses how land forms through up
                            lifting and erosion

                      Earth: A First Look
                          Water, land and air as valuable
                             resources
Natural Resources /   Physical Geography                               Choose a natural resource and list how
Earth                     Explains various natural resources           humans use that resource and the steps that
                                                                        we can take to conserve it
                      Water – A First Look
                         Explains the vastness of water on Earth

                      Water Smart: Water as a natural resource
                         Discusses water’s importance to daily
                            life, pollution and conservation

                      Geologists Notebook: The Biggest
                      Treasure Chest: Our Natural Resources
                          Minerals and ores, rocks, fossils and
                            fuels

                      Lumber Mill
                         Processing of trees into lumber

                      Forest Family Forever
                          Makes a case through animation to           How can you make a difference to save the
                            save the rain forest                        rain forest?
                      World of Nature: Mountain of Life
                          This video shows the extreme
                            conditions and how plants and animals
                            adapt and survive.
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                     US Geography: From Sea to Shining Sea:            Research a product from one of the Southeast
                     Southeast Region                                   states and explain why it is manufactured
                        How the region influences the economy          there
                        How this region was the birthplace of
                          the Civil Rights Movement

Native Americans     People of the Desert
                     People of the Forest
                     People of the North West Coast                    Illustrate
                     People of the Plains                              Compare and contrast
                        Each video explains how the people of         Locate the regions on a map
                          each specific region lived and their         Discuss how legends are formed
                          reliance on the natural resources found
                          in that region

                     Native American Folktales – 4 stories             Students can write and or illustrate their own
                         Each story explains one tribe and a           folktale.
                           story that is important to them.            Students can research other Native American
                                                                        folktales.
                     Hiawatha
                         Classic children’s poem with wonderful
                          illustrations of early Native American
                          lives




American Freedom/    America The Beautiful                             List how many places the students have
Government/             Shows famous landmarks and symbols             visited
Symbols                   in the U.S. without dialogue                 Write about a place they would like to visit and
                                                                        support with reasons why they would like to
                                                                        go there


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                Just a Few Words – Mr. Lincoln – The            Show class the actual Gettysburg Address
                Gettysburg Address                              Look at the way in which it was written.
                    Shows the process in which the
                      Gettysburg was adapted.


                The Declaration of Independence                 Make and revise classroom rules
                    Show the clips – Why it is important
                    America before the Declaration of
                     Independence

                Symbols of America                              Choose a monument and create a graphic.
                   Clip – Section 2 – Presidential              Inside the graphic write facts learned about
                    Monuments and Mount Rushmore                 that specific symbol
                   Take a tour of the various monuments
                    and learn a variety of facts

                America At Its Best – The American
                Government
                   Brief overview of American government
                     and how it was formed

                This Land is your Land
                    Geography and symbols

                Old Glory
                    History of the flag, facts, pledge of
                      allegiance and flags day

                Our Federal Government: The Legislative
                Branch
                    Explains role of legislative branch
                    How it operates
                    History

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                       Our Federal Government: The Supreme
                       Court
                          Discusses the judicial branch and
                             supreme court

Transportation         Away We Go – All About Transportation
                          Explores different methods of                    Create a new form of transportation for the
                            transportation through the years                 future

                       Play and Discover with Digger and Splat –
                       Getting Around (K-1)
                           General methods of transportation

Work                   Cops Are Tops – Our Police At Work
                          show clip -Saved by the Law –
                            describes duties of a police officer            Invite a police officer in to talk to the class
                          show clip -Review of Police Work

                       Sound The Alarm – Firefighters At Work
                          Clip – A Big Blaze Sparks Interest and
                          Firefighters are Community Helpers –             Invite a firefighter to speak with the class
                            describes the work of a firefighter within
                            the community

                       Math: Kids and Cash                                  Small groups devise a plan to improve their
                          Clip – Kids Saving Money shows kids               community and propose ways to earn the
                             earning money, saving money and                 money to implement their plan
                             helping others

                       Tomato Cannery                                       Think of a product you would like to produce-
                          How a business from growing tomatoes              How would you do it – List steps.
                            to canning to marketing them occurs



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    GRADES 1-2-3 UNITED STREAMING VIDEO SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM INFUSION
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                         Early America – Trains                            Create an invention of the future
                             Describes the development of trains
                               through the years starting with trains
                               pulled by horses
                             Discusses Fulton’s steam engine
                             Changes in technology

                         Baseball Bat Factory
                         Bread Baking                                      Create a work of art using division of labor
                         Cheese Factory
                             Each clip is 1 minute in length and
                               describes the process from beginning
                               to end

                         If You Made a Million
                              Based on the children’s book students       What would you do with a million dollars?
                                earn money and learn how to manage
                                it, avoiding debt.

                         Sam and The Lucky Money
                            Based on the children’s book, Sam
                              must make a choice how to spend the          Participate in a food or clothing drive
                              money he was given for Chinese New
                              Year.
                            Sam learns to help others

                         The Little Red Hen
                             Clip of the book by Paul Galdone
Holidays Facts and Fun   Columbus Day
                             Shows a group of children learning
                               about the holiday from an Italian           Students can write about how scary it must
                               immigrant who lives in Little Italy.         have been to take a voyage to a new and
                             Starts in the present and goes into the       unfamiliar land.
                               past.

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                   Explains the holiday through songs,
                    pictures and foods.

                Presidents Day
                    Students learn why Lincoln and             Students can illustrate a scene from clip
                      Washington were important.                Students can write why they believe we
                    Why Washington is the father of our         celebrate the day.
                      country
                    Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
                    Why cherry pie is a traditional treat
                    Why Lincoln grew his beard

                Cinco de Mayo
                    Historical significance of holiday         Black line Master
                    Maps and pictures to explain the
                      holiday’s roots

                Halloween
                    The origin of the holiday                  Why is Halloween fun?
                    Shows games                                Why did they pick their particular costume?
                    Safety rules
                    Halloween tale of the supernatural is
                      included

                Thanksgiving
                    Talks about harvest festival
                                                                How does their family celebrate
                    Talks about the Mayflower
                                                                 Thanksgiving?
                    Talks about the relationship between
                                                                Explain how this is the only holiday that all
                     the Pilgrims and Native Americans
                                                                 Americans celebrate
                Giving Thanks
                    Children’s book with illustrations
                    Native American legend


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                Valentine’s Day                                    Students will write their own Valentine cards.
                    Why do we send cards?                         Students can write poems or stories.
                    Who is Cupid?                                 Students can make a Valentine mailbox to
                    Why is the red heart important?                drop the cards into.
                    Shows traditions of the holiday going
                      back to Roman times.

                Miss Nelson Has a Field Day                        Does their family go to a local football game
                    Children’s story about the traditions of      Why do you think many high schools play
                      Thanksgiving and football games               football on Thanksgiving?

                American Heroes and Heroines: Dr. Martin
                Luther King, Jr.
                    Highlights his life
                    The importance of acceptance
                    His speech “I Have a Dream”

                Martin Luther King Jr. Day
                   Highlights of the career of America’s
                      foremost civil rights leaders                How can we solve our problems?
                   Talks about prejudice                          Why was Martin Luther King important to all
                   Using nonviolence to solve conflicts            people not just African Americans?

                Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr, Martin
                Luther King Jr.
                    Children’s book
                    Quotes from speech

                Earth Day
                    The story behind Earth Day                    What can we do to save our planet?
                    Why is it important to establish a            Go out on the playground and clean up the
                      healthy environment on land, in the air       litter.
                      and in the waters of our planet?             Plant a tree.

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                     Johnny Appleseed                                Research apple facts
                         Narrated poem                              Make apple sauce

                     So You Want To Be President
                         Use for Election Day                       Use various clips throughout the month of
                         Based on the book of the same title         October to promote an appreciation of the
                          which celebrates the lives of the           upcoming election
                          presidents

                     Chinese New Year
                     Sam and The Lucky Money                         Make red envelopes
                         Based on the children’s book, Sam
                          must make a choice how to spend the
                          money he was given for Chinese New
                          Year.
                         Sam learns to help others


                     Where do you think you’re going
                     Christopher Columbus?
                         Story abut Columbus and his wish to
                           “learn the secrets of the world”
Slavery/             The Santa Fe Trail                              Locate trail on map
Expansion West/          Explores the Santa Fe Trail
Civil War
                     American Heroes and Heroines: Abraham
                     Lincoln
                         Discusses conditions of slavery and        Students make an argument for or against
                           Lincolns beliefs about slavery             slavery (written or oral debate)
                         Lincoln’s life
Colonies/ Pilgrims   Early Colonists
                         Focuses on the day to day life of the      Students compare and contrast their life to a
                           early colonists                            child living in the colonial period

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                     Exploring the World: The English Come to
                     America: Jamestown and Plymouth
                        History of the colonies

                     Six Revolutionary War Figures
                         Clip – Events That Led to the                 Re-enact the Boston Tea Party
                           Revolutionary War – describes some of
                           the taxes imposed by George Iii and
                           the reaction of the colonists

                     Living History – Living on a Slave
                     Plantation
                         Life on a plantation                          Why was the natural resource important?
                         The importance of the natural resource        What is the difference between a renewable
                           tobacco                                       and non-renewable resource?
                         The video visits various plantations          Backline master included
                           both small and grand


Explorers            Exploring The New World: Christopher
                     Columbus and The New World                         Create a time line
                         Clip – Christopher Columbus the
                           Explorer describes his explorations and
                           those of Vasco de Gama and Amerigo
                           Vespucchi

Immigrants           America at it’s best: America-A Land of            Student’s imagine what it would be like to live
                     Many People                                         in a new country
                        Immigration, diversity                         Student’s discuss ways to get along
                        Rights of Americans
                        Getting along together



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Economy                 Where We Live, Work and Play: Business
                           Defines business
                           How businesses work
                           Economics of business
                           Retail
                           Employee/employer
                           Goods and services

Family/                 Diversity Elementary: Culture and Ethnicity         Students discuss their own culture
Culture and Diversity       Defines and explains culture and               What is special about student’s culture
                              ethnicity                                     Respecting different cultures

                        All About Families
                             Explains the different types of families
                             Roles of members                              Black line master
                             Video goes to foreign countries and
                              shows how all families are different but
                              similar.

                        Diversity Elementary - Families
                            Shows how all families are “normal”

                        Children of Other Lands - Andres Orosco
                        of Mexico
                            Clip - Welcome to Samuel Potosi,               Compare and contrast lives of children from
                              Mexico                                         other lands with their own lives.
                        Children of Other Lands – Georgina
                        Williams of Ghana
                            Clip – An Intro To A Typical Day in
                              Ghana
                        Children of Other Lands – Sasha Litvin of
                        Russia
                            Clips – Sasha Prepares For His Day
                               And A Typical Day at School

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Time/ calendar       Math Monsters – time/ calendar
                        Talks about time
                        Taking turns                                  Black line master
                        Sharing

                     Tick Tock: All About the Clock
                         Why it is important to know how to tell      Practice telling time
                           time
                         Different types of clocks
                         Parts of the clock
                         How to tell time
Weather              Weather – A First Look
                         How weather affects their lives              Hands on activities
                         The different regions and how the
                           weather affects how they live
                         Temperature, precipitation and wind




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