Our National K–2 Social Studies texts meet every national standard, address national and New York Thinking & Processing Skills, and help all students excel in learning about themselves and those around them. Each unit is centered on a Big Idea that helps students organize and understand information. Each lesson focuses on an Essential Question allowing students the opportunity to make connections, view events from different perspectives, and integrate information. At the end of each lesson, students again respond to the essential question where responses should reflect a change in their understanding based on experiences with the lesson. Student editions in Grades K–2 are interactive, consumable work texts that encourage and support student engagement in your classroom. Also available online, the Online Student Editions offer engaging resources and features like text highlighting, note taking, submit online assignments, and respond to teacher–posted discussion topics.