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My World Social Studies
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.
Features and Benefits
Engaging and Fun – Developed with the input of kids, the myStory System brings meaning and fun to each stage of instruction. Engaging videos will hook students and activities provide creative, fun ways for them to demonstrate their learning. Reinforce literacy instruction - Reading and writing assignments focus on target reading skills proven to increase reading comprehension. Comprehensive instruction support - Detailed lesson plans and audio podcasts
“Lessons are meant to be interactive with a parent or teacher leading discussion, but by about fourth grade level, students should be able to work fairly independently through most of each lesson.” - Cathy Duffy, author of Top 100 Picks for Homeschooling Curriculum
Read her full review here. Program Components
The interactive Student Worktext promotes active learning, supports students who are learning to read in the content-areas, and promotes active reading strategies. The Student Worktext encourages greater interaction with the content and more active reading leading to long term retention of skills and concepts. Your child will love writing, drawing, circling and underlining content as they connect, experience and understand the world of Social Studies.
Each chapter incorporates a real life story that relates to the lesson providing the basis for discussion. Lessons feature a variety of activities providing your child an opportunity to interact with the material to apply their knowledge. Checkpoints are featured throughout to ensure that your child understands of the material.
**Please note, this curriculum has been modified specifically for homeschool families. At times, there may be references to print or digital components or activities that are not included within the homeschool bundle. This will not hinder your child’s successful completion of the course. myWorldSocialStudies.com is not available at this time.**
myStory Video DVD-ROM
Sample myStory Video: What Makes A Good Community
The myStory Video DVD features engaging videos with actual students that explore the Big Question of each chapter. Video icons within the student book indicate that a corresponding video is available on this DVD. These videos allow your child to see children of his or her own age explore the Big Question and the key ideas in each chapter, to go on video field trips, and to watch a character from the chapter come to life. Through these video features, your child will make a personal connection to the lesson, building long-term understanding and knowledge.
Teacher’s Resource Library DVD-ROM
The Teacher Resource Library is a one-stop resource for the myWorld Social Studies Teacher’s Guide, lesson plans, and instruction resources. Each chapter will provide:
A Teacher’s Guide for each chapter Lesson plans An audio podcast on chapter subjects Hands-on activities to engage your child Editable tests for each chapter and separate answer keys
These carefully planned resources will guide you with planning, supporting activities, and testing to ensure learning is personalized to fit your child.
My World Social Studies