A rich social studies curriculum provides important opportunities for students to learn about the world around them and the people who live in their community. In the prekindergarten classroom, students begin to notice similarities in cultures, how time affects their lives, and what it means to be a citizen.
In this unit bundle, students begin to compare how classmates are similar and different from themselves, both culturally and physically. Students also begin to compare the school with other places and think about time and how it affects their lives.
During This Unit
Prekindergarten students learn about the school environment, identify the roles and responsibilities of school helpers (such as the nurse, librarian, custodians, cafeteria staff, instructional assistance, secretaries, principal and other authority figures) and the importance of those roles. They learn about important school routines and schedules, including snack and story time, and begin to organize their school day around them. The importance of safety procedures, such as fire drills, are discussed.
Students begin to think about being a citizen through learning national and state symbols, such as the United States and Texas flags, along with the custom of saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
After This Unit
In the next unit, students continue to learn about community roles by looking at their own families and what it means to be a part of a larger community.