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NYCDOE: Passport to Social Studies - grade K, unit 1

This is the first unit of the Grade K Scope and Sequence, titled: My School and School Community. This unit was developed by a team of DOE staff and teachers, in collaboration with social scientists and cultural partners. Representative lessons from this unit include:

  • Lesson 6 - students develop an understanding of why classrooms have rules to help maintain happy, healthy, and safe learning environments.
  • Lesson 8 - students consider the purpose of a school community and understand how school mottos, mission statements, and special songs can help remind them why their school is important.

This unit also includes two Post-Assessment options, where students illustrate and label something in their classroom that helps them learn, the role they play in their classroom or school community, or other important parts of the school community.

Please note: the complete set of NYCDOE K-8: Passport to Social Studies Core Curriculum materials include a variety of documents, trade books, and primary sources, in addition to this unit of study. To support rigorous social studies instruction and student inquiry, it is recommended that you utilize this unit of study in conjunction with these resources. 

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Standards:
Quality Review Indicators 1.3 Leveraging ResourcesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1a: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and PedagogyDanielson Framework for Teaching 1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of StudentsDanielson Framework for Teaching 1c: Setting Instructional OutcomesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of ResourcesDanielson Framework for Teaching 1e: Designing Coherent InstructionDanielson Framework for Teaching 1f: Designing Student Assessments
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