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Grant Watts Elementary Social Science Resources

Dewey Decimal 300s Social Science Resources for our K-3 Gray Wolves Community

What is Sociology and Anthropology? The Dewey 300-310s

Sociology and Anthropology are the study of social groups including interactions, behaviors and cultures of individual groups.  In grades K-3 our Social Studies Standards encourage us to use historical knowledge and thinking to engage in social science analysis--we do this by learning about the past and present (comparing the two), listening to stories from other cultures and observing the behavior/interactions between people.  The goal of the books on our library shelves and in the ones listed below is to give you a world view of all of these things and then let you form your own informed understanding of the world around you using critical thinking and a kind heart.

This section will help us answer these Essential Questions:

Kindergarten - What can we learn from the past?

1st Grade - Why is the past important?

2nd Grade - Why is it important to connect with other people?

3rd Grade - How do communities change over time?

If you don't see a book on our shelves or in the below section, please click HERE to send me a book suggestion you might have to improve our collection. (This is open to staff, students and community members)



5 Star Review from Education World:

"The Smithsonian gets high marks for simplicity, all of the navigation is logical and easy to follow. Tremendous content with a distinct educational spin is what makes a top pick for educators."  Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor Education World®    

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Interest Level: K-12/Reading Level:3-12

DK findout! 

DK Find Out has great information about Politics, Culture and so much more! You can find out what a politician does, what holidays/traditions happen around the world and figure out what a refugee is. This s a great resource to answer our Essential Questions tied to Social Studies!

"DKfindout! allows your child to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site. Perfect for help with homework, DK’s clear, reliable, and highly visual content covers all curriculum subjects and more! There are quizzes, videos and animations, and new content being added all the time to engage and fascinate your child. There are also articles for parents explaining the curriculum your child is being taught, ideas about how you can help them, and quick links to other DK products that will support your child’s learning."

  • Safe, secure, and reliable site for your child to use independently
  • Encourages eager learners and develops your child’s research skills
  • Articles checked by experts to help you support your child’s education

Review by edshelf

Ages 5-18

Publisher:  Penguin Random House