To navigate this page, any available resources will appear as links below the Content Expectation. Please contact david.johnson@wmisd.org if you have a public domain resource which could be linked to one of these standards.

Vocabulary: The attached vocabulary list came from the Michigan Citizenship Collaborative Curriculum and should be covered throughout the course of the year if you're following the MC3 units.

"I Can" Statements The attached "I Can" statements were developed during the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District curriculum review for Social Studies.

Common Core Writing Examples from Mason Lake Oceana ISD's Social Studies Network.
Common Core (College and Career Readiness Standards) for content literacy in Social Studies (through ELA standards)

SPECIAL NOTE FOR KINDERGARTEN RESOURCES: Many of the things you will find on this page are general strategies or resources to teach this Grade Level Content Expectation. CCRS Alignment will come at a later time.

folder.jpgUnit 1 - Who am I?


K - H2.0.1: Distinguish among yesterday, today, tomorrow.
resource.jpgPLAN: Clock Connections - Scholastic

K - H2.0.2: Create a timeline using events from their own lives (e.g., birth, crawling, walking, loss of first tooth, first day of school).
resource.jpgPLAN: Make a ME Timeline

K - H2.0.3: Identify the beginning, middle, and end of historical narratives or stories.
resource.jpgSTRATEGY: Guided Reading

K - H2.0.4: Describe ways people learn about the past (e.g., photos, artifacts, diaries, stories, videos).

resource.jpgRESOURCE: American Memory
American Memory is a intensive site which is referenced in many grade levels as a great place to start building background information. Any of the photographs from the collection are a great way to compare and contrast our time period with another and begin to talk about how things change. Could be Reading Informational Text standards 1, 2, 3.

K - G2.0.1: Identify and describe places in the immediate environment (e.g., classroom, home, playground)
resource.jpgRESOURCE: Classroom Image
resource.jpgRESOURCE: Home Image
resource.jpgRESOURCE: Playground
Having students look at these three images and discussing the information seen in the pictures, they should be able to ask and answer questions about the photos (Informational Text Standard 1) and Compare/Contrast the differences in the pictures (Informational Text Standard 2). Writing standard 2 can be hit by describing their favorite of the three places (in their opinion...their school, their home, their playground, etc.)

K - C2.0.2: Explain why people do not have the right to do whatever they want (e.g., to promote fairness, ensure the common good, maintain safety).
resource.jpgPLAN: Good Citizens in Action
resource.jpgRESOURCE: Out of Control Classroom
Using the picture from the Out of Control Classroom (shows some students fighting and the teacher pulling out her hair!) center a discussion around why we have rules in the classroom to begin with. This will help hit Informational Text Standard 7.

K - C5.0.1: Describe situations in which they demonstrated self-discipline and individual responsibility (e.g., caring for a pet, completing chores, following school rules, working in a group, taking turns).
resource.jpgIDEA: This would be a great way to hit several of the Writing Standards by first talking about it, then having students write about it (combination of words and pictures)



folder.jpgMC3 Unit 2- Where am I?

K - H2.0.3: Identify the beginning, middle, and end of historical narratives or stories.

K - G1.0.1: Recognize that maps and globes represent places.

K - G1.0.2: Use environmental directions or positional words (up/down, in/out, above/below) to identify significant locations in the classroom.

K - G2.0.1: Identify and describe places in the immediate environment (e.g., classroom, home, playground).

K - G5.0.1: Describe ways people use the environment to meet human needs and wants (e.g., food, shelter, clothing).

K - C2.0.1: Identify our country’s flag as an important symbol of the United States.

folder.jpgMC3 Unit 3- How do I get what I need and want?

K - E1.0.1: Describe economic wants they have experienced.
resource.jpgRESOURCE: If you Give A Mouse A Cookie
Using this plan you can hit literature standard 1, 3, 4 by reading the story and following the plan itself. Writing Standard 1 can be accomplished by constructing a piece which discusses the book as a whole and gives their opnion on it.
K - E1.0.2: Distinguish between goods and services.
resource.jpgRESOURCE: Wants, Goods and Services (Full Unilt)
Multiple standards are hit using this collection of plans, including Writing Standards 2, 5, and 8.
K - E1.0.3: Recognize situations in which people trade.
resource.jpgRESOURCE: Wants, Goods and Services (Full Unilt)
Multiple standards are hit using this collection of plans, including Writing Standards 2, 5, and 8.
K - G5.0.1 Describe ways people use the environment to meet human needs and wants (e.g., food, shelter, clothing).

K - H2.0.4: Describe ways people learn about the past (e.g., photos, artifacts, diaries, stories, videos).

folder.jpgMC3 Unit 4- How do I get along with others?

K - C2.0.2: Explain why people do not have the right to do whatever they want (e.g., to promote fairness, ensure the common good, maintain safety).

K - C2.0.3: Describe fair ways for groups to make decisions.

K - C5.0.1: Describe situations in which they demonstrated self-discipline and individual responsibility (e.g., caring for a pet, completing chores, following school rules, working in a group, taking turns).

K - P3.1.1: Identify classroom issues.

K - P3.1.2: Use simple graphs to explain information about a classroom issue.

K - P3.1.3: Compare their viewpoint about a classroom issue with the viewpoint of another person.

K - P3.3.1: Express a position on a classroom issue.

K - P4.2.1: Develop and implement an action plan to address or inform others about a public issue.

K - P4.2.2: Participate in projects to help or inform others.