Elementary Social Studies
K-5 Social Studies is taught through project-based learning units integrating science, social studies, and health content. Project-based learning is a teaching method in which students work throughout a unit to investigate and respond to an engaging and meaningful question, problem, or challenge. Students gain knowledge and skills as they research, problem solve, make decisions, use feedback, and present about their project.
Social Studies Goals:
- The district will support the purchase of resources, production of curriculum/assessments, and provide content-specific professional learning to support teacher implementation and meet individual student needs.
- Teachers will implement district adopted curriculum, resources, and assessments with fidelity.
- Students will engage in culturally relevant inquiry-based activities to promote collaboration, critical thinking, and democratic decision-making.
- Through participation in social studies courses, students will be ready for college, career, and civic life.