Early Social Studies

Grades K to 2

Meets Social Studies Curriculum Goals for the Primary Grades! A flexible and comprehensive instructional program that helps students develop strategies for accessing informational text.

The Complete 24 Theme Unit Program includes 6 Topic Sets that meet the National Social Studies Standards and Benchmarks, and introduce key concepts across the social studies curriculum: History, Geography, Government, Civics, Economics, and Culture.

Theme Unit components: Big Book, Student Book 6-Pack, Teacher Guides, and FREE Tote Bag.

Big Books for Shared Reading
  • Jumbo 16" x 20" size, 16 pages
  • Developmentally-appropriate, interactive text
  • The four books in each social studies topic focus on a different social studies theme
  • Carefully developed instructional design moves students toward independence in reading informational text
  • Standards-based social studies content ensures a match with local K–2 curriculum guidelines
  • Thought-provoking and appealing photographs bring social studies concepts to life
  • Flexible and effective for a wide range of early learners
Student Book 6-Packs
  • 6 full-color, reduced size (6 1/2" x 8 1/8") Big Book replicas for each title (4 titles in each Topic Set)
  • Promote independent reading of nonfiction topics
  • Provide opportunities for students to build fluency with content-area vocabulary
  • Build reading and social studies literacy skills
  • Nonfiction text elements include, tables of contents, glossaries, indexes, chapter heads, captions, maps, charts, timelines, graphs, specialized vocabulary, labeled diagrams, and repetitive language
Teacher Guides
Walk you through the student reading, writing, and assessment process while reinforcing Phonemic Awareness/Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency.
  • One for each Big Book, 20 pages, 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Instructional plan developed around research-based methods that allow teachers to implement best practices in shared reading and writing
  • Graphic organizers allow teachers to incorporate proven reading strategies based on comprehension research ensure that students develop a strong understanding of key concepts
  • Offer a built-in writing program that includes shared, guided, and independent writing
  • Feature ongoing assessment tasks to measure students’ grasp of social studies content
  • Provide a comprehensive teaching plan to help students build fluency in accessing, processing, and communicating informational texts
  • Take a look inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide sampler.
Researched & Approved: The Early Social Studies program supports research-based instructional practices. View the Early Social Studies Research Report.

Learn more about the 6 Topic Sets available in the Newbridge® Early Social Studies Program:

Titles in this Series Grade/Interest Level Guided Rdg Level Early Intv Level Page Count Word Count
Early Social Studies: Families & Communities K - 2 I - L 16 - 19 16 230-366
Early Social Studies: Our Land & Resources K - 2 K - L 18 - 19 16 333-535
Early Social Studies: Our United States K - 2 I - L 16 - 19 16 366-472
Early Social Studies: How Things Are Made K - 2 J - K 17 - 18 16 324-380
Early Social Studies: At Work in America K - 2 K - L 18 - 19 16 300-387
Early Social Studies: On the Move K - 2 J - L 17 - 19 16 339-484


Early Social Studies
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-820734 Complete Program, Tote Bag Option: 24 Big Books; 24 Teacher Guides; 24 Student Book 6-Packs; 24 FREE Tote Bags $1,948.00
WA-820736 Big Book Collection: 24 Big Books; 24 Teacher Guides; 6 clear vinyl Tote Bags $970.00

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