Uncle Sam and You--Curriculum Package

Uncle Sam and You will immerse students in a full year of learning about civics and government. Designed for students in grades 5-8, lessons focus on America's founding documents, branches of government, patriotic symbols, voting, the election process, Washington, D.C., the presidency, how Congress works, American holidays, and aspects of federal, state, and local government. 

Each full-color lesson includes a short chapter to read that explains the topic to the student; chapters feature both modern and historical photographs and illustrations. Lessons conclude with a variety of subject-based activity ideas that relate to Biblical studies, literature, creative writing, art, vocabulary, reading assignments, and notes for the sold-separately (and optional) student workbook/lesson review. A weekly family activity that involves crafts, meals, and other multi-age activities is also provided. 

Fifteen units are included each text, with four lessons in each unit. Depending on how many activities are assigned, students will need 45-90 minutes per lesson. However, the back of each book includes fifteen optional lessons on America's patriotic holidays. If five lessons per week are desired, the holiday lessons can be used as a fifth lesson or for other occasions. A total of 150 lessons/30 weeks of lessons are provided. 

The included answer key provides answers for the end-of-lesson assignments, student workbook, and lesson review. 

The Citizen's Handbook is a collection of primary sources related to American government, politics, and civics, such as letters, memoirs, speeches, articles, songs, and poems; it is often referenced in the lesson activities. The book also includes Virtue Stories about how Americans have served and sacrificed for the benefit of others. 

Grades 5-8. 

This Notgrass Company kit includes: 

  • Uncle Sam and You Part 1, 523 pages, hardcover. 75 lessons. 
  • Uncle Sam and You Part 2, 528 pages, hardcover. 75 lessons. 
  • The Citizen's Handbook, 183 pages, hardcover. 
  • Uncle Sam and You Answer Key, 44 pages, saddlestitched.

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Understanding the U.S. Constitution Grades 5-8+

Today's students, tomorrow's voters---help your kids cherish the freedoms that make America strong! Examining our nation's founding document, this workbook offers engaging activities that will help young citizens grasp the history, makeup, and meaning of this great charter of liberty. Includes a copy of the Constitution, a test, and answer key. Grades 5 to 8. 108 perforated reproducible pages, softcover from Carson-Dellosa.

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American Government Grades 5-8

Dive into the fascinating realm of governments with the Classroom Complete Press "Governments" workbook series! Written to Common Core State Standards for literacy in Social studies, curriculum based activities are high-interest but low-vocabulary and perfect for struggling readers.

Student handouts include reading passages and activities; passages include "before you read" activities (which stimulate background knowledge and guide students to make connections) as well as "after you read" activities (which include comprehension/content questions as well as creative and evaluative short answer questions). Writing tasks, fun activities, a comprehension quiz, and five full-color mini-posters are also included.

The "easy marking" answer key features columns of answers that allow teachers to simply line up the worksheet with the key to quickly see the correct answers. An assessment rubric is also included.

This "American Governments" workbook covers different kinds of governments, the Constitution, the three branches of the Federal Government, checks and balances, how a bill becomes law, electing a government, and more.

Grades 5-8. Reading Level 3-4. 60 classroom-reproducible pages.

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United States Government, The 100+ Series, Grades 5-8

Introduce students to government with this activity book based on American political life. Fun quizzes and puzzles provide insight into federal, judicial, and executive branches; state and local administrations; the rights and responsibilities of citizens; and even the importance of family decisions. Includes a one-page biography and portrait of each president, a timeline, and an answer key. Grades 5 to 8. 128 perforated reproducible pages, softcover from Carson-Dellosa.

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Discovering World Cultures Through Literature

Through the magic of popular literature, students learn how different cultures interact with, adapt to, and depend upon their environment, and they gain new appreciation for the dynamic relationship that exists between nature and humanity. Grades K-8

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Kids Around the World Celebrate!: The Best Feasts and Festivals from Many Lands

Everyone loves a reason to have a good time, and although cultures around the world have their own unique feasts and festivals, we all share many of the same reasons to celebrate. Now you can learn about the many ways people from around the globe celebrate their special days, and join in the fun!

Celebrate Chinese New Year while making chiao-tzu dumplings, then pop over to Saudi Arabia and taste delicious date-nut cookies called ma amoul while celebrating Eid ul-Fitr. Make an elaborate Venetian mask to wear at a masquerade ball in Venice during carnevale, then pound out a festive rhythm on the Igbo drum you ve made and celebrate the Iriji festival in Nigeria. Eat, drink, and make merry with the many diverse and exciting crafts, recipes, and activities in this book. No matter what language you say it in, celebrations are fun!

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Kids Around the World Cook!: The Best Foods and Recipes from Many Lands

Make Delicious Foods from Many Lands and Discover Something about Different Culture

What do kids in Jamaica eat for breakfast? How can you make a delicious loaf of challah bread? Who created the first chocolate chip cookie? Let your curiosity--and appetite--run wild while you learn how to make scrumptious delicacies from cultures across the globe.

Kids Around the World Cook! takes you on a taste-bud-tingling tour to lands far and near with a fun assortment of trivia and lots of safe and easy-to-make recipes. Begin your meal in Ethiopia, as you sample the thin, pancake-shaped bread called injera, then take off to Japan, where you can make the mouthwatering traditional dinner called kushiyaki. Visit India on a hot summer day and enjoy the yummy taste of lassi, a sweet yogurt drink, and finish off your meal in Egypt with baklawa, a flaky pastry made with nuts, coconut, and butter.

Kids Around the World Cook! is a fabulous blend of fascinating facts and delicious recipes. Impress your family and friends and, best of all, sample all of the tasty results of your exciting excursions.

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Children Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World

Photographs and text depict the homes, schools, family life, and culture of young people around the world.

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What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World

What we wear can identify who we are: what team we play for or what team we root for, where we go to school, how we worship, or how we represent our heritage. What we wear expresses our individuality, and clothes can make us happy, confident, and proud. Whether it’s a piper in a tartan plaid, a cowpoke in a cowboy hat, or a novice in ceremonial face paint, children everywhere wear different clothes and accessories for different reasons. But, one thing they all have in common is that they are all unique and beautiful. A celebration of clothing in bright, beautiful photographs of exuberant children from around the world, WHAT WE WEAR: DRESSING UP AROUND THE WORLD inspires young readers to explore the way clothing makes them feel and how it tells the world who they are. Backmatter encourages young readers to explore the way people dress in other countries and other cultures at folk festivals, at museums, and at home by asking about their own family heritage.

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