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NYC Core Curriculum K - Social Studies

Description: The New York City Core Curriculum program aims to provide a high-quality curricula to NYC students through a seamless instructional program across grades and subjects. This list has been curated by #NYCDOE for Kindergarten Social Studies materials.

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Our Classroom Rules

by Nora Sotherden

Students are introduced to roles, manners, and rules of the classroom through carefully leveled text and bright photographs.

Date Added: 09/14/2018

Songs That Honor America

by William Decker

Large color photographs of patriotic images such the American flag, the national anthem being sung at various events, and American soldiers saluting, the history behind famous national songs and their significance in our reality.

Date Added: 09/14/2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Alex Appleby

Learn about Thanksgiving, an American tradition passed down by people for hundreds of years as a day of thanks in November. Part of the tradition over the years is eating turkey and playing football.

Date Added: 09/14/2018

Respecting Others

by Robin Nelson

An introduction to respecting yourself, friends, parents, teachers, people you don't know, and the earth, with specific examples of how to show respect at home and at school.

Date Added: 09/14/2018

Welcome To Kindergarten

by Anne Rockwell

Join Tim as he visits his future kindergarten classroom and learns what he will be doing during his first year of school. Explore the reading, math, and art centers. Sit at the desk where he will practice writing, counting, and telling time. The classroom may look a little too big at first, but after finding out about all the fun ahead, it doesn't seem too big at all. In fact, it's just the right size.

Date Added: 09/14/2018

How My Family Lives In America

by Susan Kuklin

In How My Family Lives in America, author-photographer Susan Kuklin zeroes in on the source of cultural identity: the family.


Sanu, who is learning how to braid her hair and to cook the same African meal her father makes.

Eric, who loves to play baseball with his dad and to dance the merengue with his friends and family.

April, who works hard on her Chinese writing and tries to keep up with her family's challenging games.

Their stories emphasize the seemingly minor and everyday ways heritage is transmitted: stories, songs, games, language, special occasions. They show the importance of choice and adaptation in forging a cultural identity. And they provoke readers to examine their own families -- what makes them the same, what makes them distinct, and how this uniqueness is celebrated.

Date Added: 09/14/2018

The Pledge of Allegiance

by Scholastic Inc

Photographs illustrating each phrase of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag introduce information about the scenes depicted, the origin and meaning of the pledge, national holidays when the flag should be displayed, and other details about the banner and its history.

Date Added: 09/13/2018

Let's Eat!

by Ana Zamorano and Julie Vivas

Enjoying the tempting dishes that his mother prepares every day, from chick pea soup and empanadas to sardinas and roast pollo, Antonio helps his other family members prepare a feast when his mother has a baby.

Date Added: 09/13/2018

Crossing Guards

by JoAnn Early Macken

Crossing guards have a very important job—keeping us safe. In this book, beginning readers learn about the duties of a crossing guard, and see firsthand how these important community workers help to keep them safe every day on their way to school. Also covered are important safety rules about crossing the street.

Date Added: 09/13/2018

Our National Symbols

by Joseph Patrick

The American Flag, Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell...what do they stand for?

Date Added: 09/12/2018

Police Officers

by Jacqueline Laks Gorman

Explains what police officers do, including helping people in trouble, stopping people who break the law, and directing traffic.

Date Added: 09/12/2018

Meet the Baker

by Joyce Jeffries

How a baker makes the breads, pies, and cakes that we love to eat is revealed though fun, engaging text.

Date Added: 09/12/2018

Presidents' Day

by Sheri Dean

On the third Monday in February, we celebrate Presidents' Day. Originally meant to honor George Washington, and then later, Abraham Lincoln, this important holiday now honors all presidents who have served our country. Readers will learn about the holiday’s interesting history, and why it’s important to honor our nation’s leaders on the third Monday of February.

Date Added: 09/10/2018

Discover Symbols Of The United States

by Barbara Brannon

Read about symbols of the United States like the Liberty Bell and the United States flag.

Date Added: 09/10/2018

Symbols Of America

by Susan DeStefano and Sundance Newbridge Llc Staff

"Civic ideals and practices: identifying key American symbols."

Date Added: 09/10/2018

Travelling In New York City

by Andrew Moore

Well over 50% of New Yorkers rely on subways, trains, and buses to get from place to place, making New York City the most mass-transit friendly city in the United States, and a world-wide leader in public transportation.

Date Added: 08/31/2018

What Does the Principal Do?

by Rita Kidde

Authority figures can be scary for kids when they don’t understand what they do. This book highlights the many ways the principal is there to help everyone, students and teachers alike.

Date Added: 08/29/2018

We Are Citizens

by Laine Falk

  • Vocabulary preview and review pages with pronunciations, glossary, and index
  • Diagrams, graphs, or other educational graphics
  • Curriculum connections
  • Beautiful, full-color photographs that support and enhance text
  • Simple interior design and easy-to-read fonts
  • Websites for further research and information
  • Back-matter pages that invite readers to think further on the topics
  • Clean design for easy readability and comprehension
  • Date Added: 08/29/2018

    What Does A Janitor Do?

    by Rita Kidde

    Janitors do much more than just sweep and mop the floors. They are also responsible for making sure everything in the school is in proper working order.

    By using simple language and illustrative photography, this book is designed to help students understand just how big and important a janitor’s job is.

    Date Added: 08/29/2018

    We Follow The Rules

    by Robin Stern

    Explains some of the rules students should follow in class, including listening to the teacher, taking turns, and raising hands to speak.

    Date Added: 08/29/2018

    Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen

    by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

    A gentle and age-appropiate introduction to two key issues of our time—hunger and homelessness—from a kid's point of view. This empathy-building book is good for sharing at home or in a classroom.

    Date Added: 08/29/2018


    by Jennifer Boothroyd

    This social studies series offers early emergent readers a comparison of how people live in their local communities. By focusing on everyday topics, students will be encouraged to compare and contrast their own experiences.

    Date Added: 08/29/2018

    On the Move

    by Sue Barraclough

    Introduces different methods of transportation, including bicycles, trucks, motorcycles, and trains.

    Date Added: 08/29/2018


    by Elisha Cooper

    A night train, a freight train, a high-speed train. Racing across the country, from coast to coast. All aboard! Climb aboard a red-striped Commuter Train in the East. Switch to a blue Passenger Train rolling through midwestern farmland. Then hop on a Freight Train, soar over mountains on an Overnight Train, and finish on a High-Speed Train as it races to the West Coast. Trains are moving. Fast and loud, colorful and powerful. Experience their sights, sounds, smells--and the engineers and conductors who make them go--as they roll across the country.

    Date Added: 08/29/2018

    Sanitation Workers

    by JoAnn Early Macken

    When the streets are clean and the air has a fresh scent, we have sanitation workers to thank for it. Each one of us will leave over 100,000 pounds of trash behind in our lifetime. Readers will learn how sanitation workers ensure that our gobs and gobs of trash are disposed of properly. Tools of the trade are explored, allowing your readers to gain a new appreciation for this important community

    Date Added: 08/29/2018

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