myWorld Interactive Social Studies Grade K Homeschool Bundle (2019)

Grade K
Medium Teacher Involvement
Teaching Method
Teacher-centered curriculum commonly used in classrooms that may include a text, teacher manual, tests, etc.
Charlotte Mason
A methodology based on the work of a 19th century educator who maintained that children learn best from literature (Living Books), not textbooks.
A methodology based on the Latin Trivium (three stages of learning), including the grammar stage (memorization and facts), logic stage (critical thinking), and rhetoric stage (developing/defending ideas).
Unit Study
A thematic or topical approach centered around one topic that integrates multiple subject areas.
Montessori (Discovery)
A methodology based on the work of a 20th century educator that emphasizes student and sensory-driven discovery learning and real-life applications.
Other methodologies
Religious Content
Contains content contrary to common Christian beliefs (i.e. evolution).
Avoids religious or theoretical topics or presents multiple viewpoints without preference.
Faith-based or including instructional religious content.
Learning Modality
Learns through listening, talking out loud or reading out loud.
Learns through seeing, prefers written instructions and visual materials.
Kinesthetic/Tactile (Hands-On)
Learns through moving, doing and touching.
Curriculum that employ a variety of activities/components.
Curriculum progresses through well-defined learning objectives. Emphasizes mastery before moving to the next topic.
Topics and concepts are repeated from level to level, adding more depth at each pass and connecting with review.
Focus is on the “why,” often with a unifying concept as well as specific skills; coverage may be broader.
Teacher Involvement
Low Teacher Involvement
Student-led materials; parent acts as a facilitator.
Medium Teacher Involvement
A mix of teacher-led time and independent student work.
High Teacher Involvement
Teacher-led lessons; may utilize discussions, hands-on activities and working together.
Additional Materials Required
No other materials needed
Everything you need is included.
Other Materials Required
There are additional required resources that are a separate purchase.
Other Materials Optional
There are additional resources mentioned or recommended but are not absolutely necessary.
Designed to be written in; not reusable.
Not designed to be written in; reusable.
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Originally intended for the classroom, this little worktext packs a big punch when it comes to secular social studies. There are 29 lessons in the worktext combined with the additional materials offered on the online platform. So, there is more than enough material for your academic year. Right off the bat students will be learning about citizenship and the role they play in their community and the world from biographies on Martin Luther King Jr., Clara Barton, and Benjamin Franklin. Students will also be exploring maps and globes throughout their learning. The pages are perforated and provide room enough for answers to comprehension questions and drawing prompts. This worktext is a wonderful introduction to social studies on its own, yet the addition of the Savvas Realize online platform provides countless tools to add to your studies. The worktext will note when there are additional online items to utilize. Tools like videos, activities, songs, readers, assessments and more can all be assigned to your student for enrichment. 181 pgs, pb. ~Rebecca

Compared to the previous edition of MyWorld, the 2019 interactive edition relies more on the online component. The online resources make it easy for a student to work independently without being on the vastness of the internet. That said, there are some fantastic resources in the worktexts! Using Level 5B as my reference, there is an entire unit on Geography/Map Skills in the front, a Writing Workshop, lists of people to know (biography potential), loads of graphs and charts, and primary sources, where students can read the documents themselves – not someone’s version of it. There is a multi-sensory element to this program that will appeal to a variety of learners. I also found it to be thoughtfully inclusive in the images and viewpoints shared. Sold as a homeschool bundle that includes a student text and one-year access to the digital platform. In Grades K-5, the student has a softcover, consumable student worktext. In Grades 6-8, the student has a hardcover, non-consumable textbook.

The Student Book provides the lesson readings, comprehension checks and other fill-in-the-blank activities. As the student works through the lessons, they are prompted to use resources online. Icons for video content, interactivity (online assignment), audio, games, assessments, and the student e-text are clearly noted. For example, chapter 9 starts with a video about the Civil War, a group activity, and an audio rap about fighting for freedom with several highlighted vocabulary words. Then you get into the meat of the lesson with an illustrated timeline to preview the content, creating a sentimental song after researching music of the era, reading several pages about the cause of the war, and answering questions to show understanding. Lessons are lively and suitable to a variety of learners. You could also treat this as a more traditional text if you like (skip the songs). I found many group activities which a homeschooler may have to adapt or skip. The writing assignments ask higher order questions. For example: What are the options? What are the consequences of each option?

Online resources include the previously mentioned student resources, assessments, and e-texts in Spanish. Interactive templates for the elementary courses, (K-5B) encourage children to create a historical story using PowerPoint technology (or download and save into an editable PDF.) Teacher resources are only available on the digital platform and include a wealth of helpful resources including a full teacher guide with lesson plan summaries; editable student worksheets and chapter tests; hands-on activities; leveled readers with lesson plans; and other general resources such as graphic organizers, maps, and correlations to national standards. Answers are found in the Teacher Edition e-text or more conveniently under each chapter or topic section. Students do not have access to answers. ~ Sara

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Brand:Savvas Learning Company
Length in Inches:11
Width in Inches:8.25
Height in Inches:0.625
Weight in Pounds:0.95
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