We use Scott Foresman Social
Studies by Pearson in grades K-6.
Social studies includes history, economics, geography, culture,
citizenship, government, and map/globe skills.
in first grade, students learn how to distinguish between past and present and
develop an appreciation for the past and the impact it has on the present and
future. Students learn about jobs people
have and why they are important, as well as why and how people move from place
to place. Holidays and traditions are an
important part of social studies in the primary grades, as well as what it
means to be a good citizen. Students
learn about national symbols, map keys and cardinal directions, and time
same basic topics are built upon each year; second graders study neighborhoods,
local government, Native Americans, Paul Revere, Lewis and Clark, and Harriet
graders study communities, celebrations, explorers, inventions, trade, and
important historical documents.
graders focus on the regions of the United States and study each region’s
graders learn about the beginnings of our country, from the Native Americans to
the Civil War and all of the major events in between.
graders get a glimpse of the history of the world. They begin with ancient history, including
Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India, Early America, Greece, Rome, African
kingdoms, Medieval Europe, and progress to the Renaissance, the Age of
Imperialism, World War I and II, and the Cold War. Since it is so much content, they will come
back to it in high school.
7 and 8 come back to study the United States- this time in much greater depth
than before. They use The American Journey
by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. Grade 7 studies
through the Civil War and Reconstruction and Grade 8 takes it from there
through the 1900s and into modern America.
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