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Curriculum: K-8 » Social Studies: K-8

Social Studies: K-8

The primary focus of the social studies standards is to use primary and secondary sources to ask questions, make claims, and understand how people, places, and events relate to one another. Please open the PDF below to view the curriculum chart. In general, use primary and secondary sources to ask questions, make claims, and understand how people, places, and events relate to one another.
 
 
For resources such as pacing guides, user guides,  supplemental materials, and materials lists, check out the list on the right-hand side bar.
 
Social Studies is a broad subject area which includes:
 
  • Time, Calendars, Sequencing
  • Geography & Mapping
  • Citizenship & Government
  • Human History
  • Culture
 
Furthermore, the content standards and themes by grade level are broken down as follows:
K: LEARNING AND WORKING NOW AND LONG AGO
1: A CHILD’S PLACE IN TIME AND SPACE
2: PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
3: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
4: CALIFORNIA—A CHANGING STATE
5: US HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY—MAKING A NEW NATION (PRE-CIVIL WAR)
6: WORLD HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY—ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
7: WORLD HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY—MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN TIMES
8: US HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY—GROWTH AND CONFLICT (FOUNDING TO WORLD WAR I)
 
 
 
Curriculum or Grade Specific Resources
(be patient- we are building this section)
 
Discovering Our Past
 
Field Trips
 
Historical Fiction List
 
History of US
 
Nystrom
 
History Odyssey
 
Resources Tk-3
 
Supplemental Resources TK-8th
 
Thematic Units