Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Kindergarten: Word List - Social
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adapt  Read Word
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
celebration  Read Word
joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
citizen  Read Word
a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
community  Read Word
society; a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government
customs  Read Word
money collected under a tariff
fair  Read Word
traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
family  Read Word
primary social group; parents and children
goods  Read Word
something produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed
holiday  Read Word
leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
honest  Read Word
not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; worthy of being depended on
law  Read Word
the force of policemen and officers; rule of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
map  Read Word
a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface or part of it
needs  Read Word
in such a manner as could not be otherwise
past  Read Word
a. earlier than the present time; no longer current
place  Read Word
an area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space
present  Read Word
being in existence; something presented as a gift; period of time that is happening now
responsibility  Read Word
duties; obligation; state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable
rule  Read Word
governing direction for a specific purpose; regulation; systematic method
services  Read Word
performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
symbol  Read Word
sign; something visible to represent something else invisible
tradition  Read Word
thought or behavior followed from generation to generation; heritage
transportation  Read Word
the act of moving something from one location to another
vote  Read Word
formal expression of preference for a candidate; number of cast in election; result of election or referendum
wants  Read Word
specific feeling of desire
world  Read Word
all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; everything that exists anywhere