The myWorld Social Studies curriculum for homeschooling takes a unique approach to Social Studies education. Rather than guide your child through the subject with dates and bullet points, the curriculum uses storytelling techniques to keep your child engaged. Additionally, myWorld Social Studies was developed using the latest in educational research.
The goal of the curriculum is to help your child learn to love Social Studies and the topics that go with it. Through the lessons you create, your child will come to understand history, government, geography and citizenship. myWorld Social Studies will help your child develop into an active and responsible citizen.
Grade 5 of myWorld Social Studies is broken up into two parts: A and B. The second part can be completed during the same year as 5A or during your child's next level of curriculum. Your child will have a solid foundation by the end of the myWorld Social Studies: Grade 5A program and you can move on when appropriate with your schedule. In fact, once you reach the end of the curriculum, your child should be able to:
Use a classic essay format (which includes an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion) to write papers on Social Studies topics. Read historical fiction in conjunction with nonfiction texts in order to gain a deeper and more personal understanding of important events. Read first-hand accounts of people who lived during periods that you study. Write accurate timelines of major historic events. Identify causes of the American Revolution and Civil War, as well as important battles that took place during both. Pinpoint the locations of major events. Create a map of the U.S. expansion as it occurred over time. Discuss current events. With this knowledge in hand, your child will be ready to move onto the next stage of myWorld Social Studies. Grade 5A provides a deeper look into the topics surrounding Social Studies using a variety of helpful materials. For more information on what specifically is included in the program, visit the Features and Benefits page.
Building Our Country (5A) The heart and soul of myWorld Social Studies is the myStory System. We began with the world s oldest educational technique storytelling and applied the latest educational research to create a ground-breaking approach to Social Studies instruction.
We connect to students emotions through stories, preparing them to learn, focusing on Social Studies content while reinforcing literacy instruction. Meaningful discussion questions and videos related to the questions will keep your child interested and engaged.
myWorld Social Studies is a comprehensive K-6 social studies curriculum designed to lay the ground work for civic competence, so that students develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be active, engaged, and responsible citizens. myWorld Social Studies helps students become actively engaged in Social Studies content through experiences that personalize instruction and make learning meaningful as well as fun.
Pearson creates education materials for all types of learners. When creating a program, we ensure that the material will be accessible to as many students as possible and as such, we create many ancillary products to fit specific situations to meet a variety of needs. While there are many components to each of our overall educational programs, some of these ancillaries do not meet the needs of homeschoolers, others do not make sense in a homeschool environment and some require an expensive technological infrastructure to deploy. The homeschool product configurations, while selected from a larger program, are complete curriculum bundles designed for your children to be engaged and to thrive, while being mindful of your budget. It is important to note that at times there will be resources mentioned throughout your materials that are not included in your package, however this will not hinder your child's successful completion of the course.show more