CURIOUS KIDS PRESS (CKP) was founded with the goal of promoting a greater awareness and understanding among young readers of the many counties and cultures around the world. While all CKP books are designed to be supplemental to standard texts, they support both national and state learning objectives in social studies.
Those national objectives are listed below with the goal of helping parents and caregivers have a better understanding of how CKP books support their child’s social studies curriculum.
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is the largest professional association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. The NCSS standards focus on ten themes, which are the organizing strands for grades pre-K through 12. CKP’s “A Kid’s Guide to...” series supports two of those themes.
Theme 1: Culture
Through the study of culture and cultural diversity, learners understand how human beings create, learn, share, and adapt to culture, and appreciate the role of culture in shaping their lives and society, as well the lives and societies of others. In schools, this theme typically appears in units and courses dealing with geography, history, sociology, and anthropology, as well as multicultural topics across the curriculum.
Theme 9: Global Connections
The realities of global interdependence require an understanding of the increasingly important and diverse global connections among world societies. This theme prepares students to study issues arising from globalization. It typically appears in units or courses dealing with geography, culture, economics, history, political science, government, and technology.
GEOGRAPHY FOR LIFE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS
Geography for Life: National Geography Standards was developed in 1994 by the Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP) on behalf of the Association of American Geographers, American Geographical Society, National Council for Geographic Education, and the National Geographic Society.
The standards provide a guide for what a “geographically informed person” should know and understand, and focus on six Essential Elements and 18 standards, including the “characteristics, distributions, and complexity of Earth’s cultural mosaic.”