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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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There's a Map on My Lap!

by Tish Rabe

The Cat in the Hat introduces beginning readers to maps-the different kinds (city, state, world, topographic, temperature, terrain, etc. ); their formats (flat, globe, atlas, puzzle); the tools we use to read them (symbols, scales, grids, compasses); and funny facts about the places they show us ("Michigan looks like a scarf and a mitten! Louisiana looks like a chair you can sit in!"). Image descriptions present.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


This Is the Way We Go to School

by Edith Baer

This book shows how much fun getting to school can be for children around the world. Filled with silly rhymes and hilarious illustrations, this book will inspire children as it teaches them that school is a wonderful and exciting place to be.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


A Chair For My Mother

by Vera B. Williams

The jar of coins is full. The day has come to buy the chair--the big, fat, comfortable, wonderful chair they have been saving for. The chair that will replace the one that was burned up--along with everything else--in the terrible fire. A book of love and tenderness filled with the affirmation of life.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


City Green

by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan

Right in the middle of Marcy's city block is a vacant lot, littered and forlorn. Sometimes just looking at it makes Marcy feel sad. Then one spring, Marcy has a wonderful idea: Instead of a useless lot, why not a green and growing space for everyone to enjoy? With her warm, hopeful text and inviting illustrations, DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan shows how a whole neighborhood blossoms when people get involved.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Duck for President

by Doreen Cronin

PublisherÂ’s Description: My fellow Americans: It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land. Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck. We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America. Adults and teens will enjoy reading this satirical book to their young charges. Other books by Doreen Cronin are available from Bookshare.org.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Same, Same but Different

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different! Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Odd Velvet

by Tara Calahan King and Mary E. Whitcomb

Velvet is odd. Instead of dolls that talk and cry, Velvet brings a milkweed pod for show and tell. She wins the class art contest using only an eight-pack of crayons. She likes to collect rocks. Even her name is strange-Velvet! But as the school year unfolds, the things Velvet does and the things that Velvet says slowly begin to make sense. And, in the end, Velvet's classmates discover that being different is what makes Velvet so much fun.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch

Story of a mother who loves her son and always says "I will love you forever."

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Manners at School

by Carrie Finn and Chris Lensch

This book teachers how good manners can help readers get along with teachers and others at school.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Celebrating Patriotic Holidays

by Joel Kupperstein

In this marvelous picture book, a little boy celebrates all of the holidays which are uniquely American. This books takes us through a calendar year, beginning and ending with our nation's Independence Day. The pictures are described, and this file should make an excellent embossed braille copy. A handy reference for parents, too.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Who's in a Family?

by Robert Skutch and Laura Nienhaus

Family is important, but who's in a family? Why, the people who love you the most! This equal opportunity, open-minded picture book has no preconceptions about what makes a family a family. There's even equal time given to some of children's favorite animal families. With warm and inviting jewel-tone illustrations, this is a great book for that long talk with a little person on your lap.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


We Need Directions!

by Sarah De Capua

Date Added: 07/06/2018



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