The unique two-part Core/Extend lesson organization makes this Social Studies Student Book flexible, yet comprehensive. Each Core lesson delivers standards-based content, and the Extend lessons provide the opportunity to dig deeper for greater understanding.
Unit 1: Community and Geography Chapter 1: The Places We Live Lesson 1: What Is a Community? Lesson 2: Kinds of Communities Chapter 2: Our Land and Resources Lesson 1: Earth’s Land and Water Lesson 2: Our Country’s Geography Lesson 3: Communities and Resources Lesson 4: World Connection: Mexico City
Unit 2: America’s Early Communities Chapter 3: Old and New Communities Lesson 1: The Navajo Lesson 2: The Yurok Lesson 3: The Cherokee Lesson 4: The Haudenosaunee Chapter 4: Communities in History Lesson 1: Explorers Arrive Lesson 2: Colonies in America Lesson 3: Becoming a Country Lesson 4: World Connection: Canada
Unit 3: People Move from Place to Place Chapter 5: Newcomers Settle Lesson 1: Settlers in St. Louis Lesson 2: Moving West Chapter 6: People from Many Places Lesson 1: Coming to America Lesson 2: World Connection: Brazil
Unit 4: Community Government Chapter 7: Being an Active Citizen Lesson 1: Citizens Make a Difference Lesson 2: Rights and Responsibilities Chapter 8: Our Government Lesson 1: Local Government Lesson 2: State Government Lesson 3: National Government Lesson 4: World Connection: Nations Work Together
Unit 5: Making Economic Choices Chapter 9: Economics Every Day Lesson 1: Using Money Lesson 2: Making Choices Chapter 10: Communities and Trade Lesson 1: Who Are Producers? Lesson 2: Making Goods Lesson 3: World Connection: Trade Around the World
Unit 6: Communities in World History Chapter 11: Communities Long Ago Lesson 1: The Earliest Communities Lesson 2: Mesopotamia Chapter 12 Ancient Civilizations Lesson 1: Ancient Egypt Lesson 2: Ancient India Lesson 3: Ancient China Chapter 13 Roots of the Western World Lesson 1: Ancient Greece Lesson 2: Ancient Rome Lesson 3: Middle Ages Lesson 4: A Changing World Lesson 5: Connecting to Our World