The application of social studies helps young children understand different people and places and to grow into global citizens.
Social studies in the early childhood classroom begins with learning about holidays, people’s occupations, and people and places around town. Children begin to explore the different identities in their family and community as a gateway to learn more about other people in the world around them. As children begin to explore outside of their immediate environment, they are ready to learn about the differences and similarities among people, cultures and physical environments. Children can examine how the past affects the present, and how economics and the government help us organize our society.
Use this printable child's "passport" to write and draw about the places you visit in your neighborhood.printable >
Kids learn social studies skills by thinking about land, sea, air and space travel with this interactive art project. activity >
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