Social Studies Express Grade 1

This Social Studies Express library includes engaging, lesson-based videos, interactive whiteboard activities, and images that cover core social studies content and skills. It also features lesson plans, and digital versions of the program's print materials including the Think Like a Citizen reader series.

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Go to Why Can't I Say That?: Teacher's Guide

Why Can't I Say That?: Teacher's Guide

Use this Teacher's Guide to plan for your lesson "Why Can't I Say That?"

Go to Why Can't I Say That?: Student Journal

Why Can't I Say That?: Student Journal

Students can use these Student Journal pages to record their work for the lesson "Why Can't I Say That?"

Go to Why Can't I Say That?: Thinking Like a Citizen Reader

Why Can't I Say That?: Thinking Like a Citizen Reader

Students can use this book to discuss why words can hurt. This reader is enhanced with audio narration.

Go to Maps and Globes: Teacher's Guide

Maps and Globes: Teacher's Guide

Use this Teacher's Guide to plan for your lesson "Maps and Globes."

Go to Maps and Globes: Student Journal

Maps and Globes: Student Journal

Students can use these Student Journal pages to record their work for the lesson "Maps and Globes."

Go to Maps and Globes Video: Finding Places on Maps and Globes

Maps and Globes Video: Finding Places on Maps and Globes

This lesson video explains the concept of geography and shows how to use maps and globes to identify the location of a place. It features Marissa, who lives near Los Angeles, and explains what we can learn about her community's location from a map.

Go to Making a Map Interactive Practice: Using Maps

Making a Map Interactive Practice: Using Maps

This interactive practice helps students understand symbols on a map legend and the four main directions.

Go to Geography Interactivity: Where Things Are Located

Geography Interactivity: Where Things Are Located

Locate and draw yourself into a picture. This is a good activity for a whiteboard.

Go to Geography Content Reader A: Find It!

Geography Content Reader A: Find It!

In this content reader, students learn about maps and globes.

Go to Geography Content Reader B: Maps and Globes

Geography Content Reader B: Maps and Globes

In this content reader, students learn about maps and globes.

Go to Geography Content Reader C: Reading Maps and Globes

Geography Content Reader C: Reading Maps and Globes

In this content reader, students learn about maps and globes.