Overview - UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP STUDENT TEXT
PCI's Living in the United States series is an abbreviated version of traditional basal programs, written on Reading Level 3.0 - 4.5. The low reading level; sophisticated page layout; and up-to-date, age-appropriate visuals make each Student Text and accompanying activities appealing to struggling readers.
The standards-based programs are appropriate for on-level students, students with learning differences, and students and adults reading below grade level.
NEW! The digital Teacher's Guide binders on CDs enable teachers to use technology to enrich instruction with editable PDFs.
United States Government
The full-color, 64-page Student Text features seven easy-to-read chapters. The text covers types of government, history of the U.S. government, political parties, the House of Representatives and the Senate, the President and Vice President, the cabinet, independent government agencies, the federal court system, and the Supreme Court. Text also covers state and local government and more. Includes maps, charts, photos, and a glossary.
The 170-page, reproducible Teacher's Guide includes 111 student worksheets that reinforce each section of the Student Text. Teacher's Guide also includes a quiz for each chapter, a final review, a final test, and complete answer keys.
United States Citizenship
The full-color, 48-page Student Text features six easy-to-read chapters. Students will be able to explain the freedoms and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. Specifically, students will learn about the cultural makeup of the United States; principles of democracy; rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, such as due process rights; laws and important figures of the civil rights movement; voter qualifications such as citizenship, residence, and age; and more.
The 110-page, reproducible Teacher's Guide has 64 student worksheets that reinforce each section of the Student Text. The Teacher's Guide also includes a quiz for each chapter, a final review, a final test, and complete answer keys.
United States Law
The full-color, 48-page Student Text features four easy-to-read chapters that focus on the laws and court systems of the United States. Students will be able to describe the basic structure and functions of the judicial branch of the U.S. government and the U.S. Supreme Court; explain the difference between trial courts and courts of appeals; and describe the trial process and its participants. Students will investigate important Supreme Court cases; learn how the juvenile justice system works; discover how laws about driving, drugs, and alcohol affect young people; understand search and seizure laws; and more.
The 110-page, reproducible Teacher's Guide has 64 student worksheets that reinforce each section of the Student Text. Also has a quiz for each chapter, a final review and test, and answer keys.
ELL Teaching Strategies
Use these teacher resources to make social studies content accessible to ELL students. The three books, designed to support each title in the Living in the United States Series, offer teaching strategies and reproducible activity sheets for use with ELL students. The teaching strategies build background knowledge and support the content of each title in the series. Each book includes a lesson plan that supports each section of the corresponding Student Text. Every lesson plan includes content and language objectives, key vocabulary words, suggestions for teaching specific vocabulary words, specific instructional strategies, and reproducible follow-up activities.
Classroom Set with Print Teacher's Binder - includes 10 Student Texts & 1 Print Teacher's Guide.
Classroom Set with Digital Teacher's Binder - includes 10 Student Texts & 1 Digital Teacher's Guide.
Complete Series with Print Teacher's Binders - includes 30 Student Texts (10 of each title) & 1 each of 3 Print Teacher's Guides.
Complete Series with Digital Teacher's Binders - includes 30 Student Texts (10 of Each Title) & 1 each of 3 Digital Teacher's Guides.