Social Studies K introduces emerging learners to the knowledge and skills that help them to become active and valued participants in their community. Students learn the importance of rules and regulations in guiding community behavior and the role of government and other institutions. They explore the concept of good citizenship and values such as respect, democracy, cooperation, and equality in the context of the family and the local community. This course lays the foundation for understanding the past by teaching the importance of a sequence of events, introducing historical figures, and developing students’ skill in distinguishing fact and opinion. Finally, students learn about the world around them, including how geography influences society, how maps represent places, and how communities rely on trade in goods and services. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.