Grade-Specific Learning for Young Students

Select a grade level to explore core curriculum offerings!

Nystrom Young Citizens—Discover

Kindergarten

Discover community through an exploration of neighborhood with this multimodal curriculum. Introduce young learners to key social studies concepts and build the foundation for essential skills in a grade-appropriate manner with this uniquely rigorous and hands-on program.

This literacy-focused social studies curriculum features an online learning platform that is home to engaging activities, a library of leveled student readers, autograded assessments, and more.

The complete program includes

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 1 Markable Neighborhood Floor Map
  • 66 Group Activity Cards (10 variations)
  • 300 Leveled Student Readers (10 titles, 2 levels)
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Digital platform access
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers

Nystrom Young Citizens—Explore

Grade 1

Encourage students to explore the world and it’s communities to see what makes us different and what we all have in common. Building on the foundational skills covered in kindergarten, the grade 1 Young Citizens program is complete with rigorous instruction paired with an engaging cast of characters that explain key themes and help differentiate lessons for different reading levels.

This literacy-focused, social studies curriculum features an online learning platform, that is home to engaging activities, a library of leveled student readers, auto-graded assessments, and more.

The complete program includes

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 48 Group Activity Cards (8 variations)
  • 224 Leveled Student Readers (7 titles, 3 levels)
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Digital platform access
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers

Nystrom Young Citizens—Connect

Grade 2

Make connections between new knowledge of the world and the foundational lessons in previous years with this powerful program. As student understanding of the world around them deepens, so should their instruction. In grade 2 of the Young Citizens program, students will find lessons that challenge their thinking on their communities and the broader world we live in.

This literacy-focused, social studies curriculum features an online learning platform, that is home to engaging activities, a library of leveled student readers, auto-graded assessments, and more.

The complete program includes

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable 3-D Raised Relief Maps
  • 48 Group Activity Cards (8 variations)
  • 224 Leveled Student Readers (7 titles, 3 levels)
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Digital platform access
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers

Nystrom Young Citizens—Inquire

Grade 3

Empower students to inquire about the world beyond their vision by taking a more in-depth look at what makes communities important, both locally and internationally. Take students on a journey through the history of their towns and state, encouraging them to explore how society as they know it is a small part of the story of the land they live on. Get students engaged in the history and geography of the places they claim as home.

This literacy-focused social studies curriculum features an online learning platform that is home to engaging activities, a library of leveled student readers, autograded assessments, and more.

The complete program includes

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable Community Maps
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 6 Markable 3-D Raised Relief Maps
  • 48 Group Activity Cards (8 variations)
  • 224 Leveled Student Readers (7 titles, 3 levels)
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Digital platform access
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers

Nystrom Young Citizens—Encounter

Grade 4

Encounter your home state! Engage students in their state’s history and geography with powerful lessons crafted to be hands-on and rigorous. Students will have fun while learning about important state topics and how their state fits into our country and world.

This literacy-focused social studies curriculum features an online learning platform that is home to engaging activities, a library of leveled student readers, autograded assessments, and more.

The complete program includes

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 30 Markable State Desk Maps
  • 36 Group Activity Cards (6 variations)
  • 240 Leveled Student Readers (6 titles, 4 levels)
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Digital platform access
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers

Nystrom Young Citizens—Investigate

Grade 5

Investigate the impact of our shared American history on the modern world. Spark student fascination for American history with lessons that don’t spoon-feed answers but instead ask essential questions. History literally takes place in students’ minds as they build their own understanding through real experience and hands-on activities.

This literacy-focused social studies curriculum features an online learning platform that is home to engaging activities, a library of leveled student readers, autograded assessments, and more.

The complete program includes

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 1 Student Handouts
  • 30 Student Books
  • 30 Markable U.S. & World Desk Maps
  • 30 Markable State Desk Maps
  • 36 Group Activity Cards (6 variations)
  • 240 Leveled Student Readers (6 titles, 4 levels)
  • 6 Markable Activity Globes
  • Digital platform access
  • Wide-tip, wet-erase markers

Our Core Curricula Are...

hands on

Hands-On

Using high-quality dry-erase maps and globes and immersive activities, our hands-on lessons are designed to enhance concept retention.

inquiry based

Inquiry-Based

Every unit in our elementary curricula follows the arc of inquiry, transforming students into active participants in their social studies learning experiences

Literacy-Focused

Literacy-Focused

Leveled readers and activities enable teachers to differentiate learning experiences based on the abilities and learning styles of individual students.

cross curriculum

Cross-Curricular

Our social studies lessons help students learn and refine skills that will help them with ELA, math, and science, and better prepare them for high school and beyond.

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