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Social Studies Title

 

Kindergarten Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Political Science- identifying the important of rules to promote fairness, responsible behavior, and privacy.
  • Peoples of the Nation and World- investigate identifying similarities and differences in people's characteristics, habits, and living patterns to describe how they meet the same human needs.
  • Geography- describing how a globe and maps can be used to help people locate places.
  • Economics- understanding that people make decisions based on economic wants.
  • History- distinguishing among past, present, and future time.
  • Social Studies Skills and Processes- learning to read and construct meaning about social studies through new vocabulary and make connection to prior knowledge.

 


 

First Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Political Science- identifying and discussing the meaning of symbols and practices associated with the United States of America.
  • Peoples of the Nation and World- observing and describing ways that peoplw of differenct cultural backgrounds meet human needs and contribute to the community.
  • Geography- describing places in the environment using geographic characteristics.
  • Economics- describing types of markets in the community.
  • History- comparing people and objects of today and long ago.
  • Social Studies Skills and Processes- developing before, during, and after reading strategies to comprehend Social Studies texts.

 


 

Second Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Political Science- explaining how contributions and events are important to the American political system.
  • Peoples of the Nation and World- analyzing elements of two different cultures and how each meets their human needs and contributes to the community.
  • Geography- classifying places and regions in an environment using geographic characteristics.
  • Economics- explaining how transportation and communication link places by movement of people, goods, and ideas.
  • History- describing people, places, and artifacts of today and long ago.
  • Social Studies Skills and Processes-  developing before, during, and after reading strategies to comprehend Social Studies texts.

 


 

Third Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Political Science- explaining how certain practices are connected with the democratic principles of being citizen.
  • Peoples of the Nation and World- analyzing and describing elements of a multicultural setting.
  • Geography- using geographic tools to locate and construct meaning about places on Earth.
  • Economics- identifying goods and services provided by the government and paid for by taxes. 
  • History- investigating how people lived in the past using a variety of primary and secondary sources.
  • Social Studies Skills and Processes-  developing before, during, and after reading strategies to comprehend Social Studies texts.

 


 

Fourth Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Political Science- tracing how the political structure in early Maryland developed and changed over time.
  • Peoples of the Nation and World- describing the various cultures of early societies of Maryland.
  • Geography- describing similarities and differences of regions by using geographic characteristics.
  • Economics- analyzing how technological changes affected consumption and production in Maryland. 
  • History- analyzing the chronology and significance of key historical events leading to early settlement in Maryland.
  • Social Studies Skills and Processes-  selecting and using informal writing strategies, such as brief constructed responses, journal writing, note taking, and graphic organizers, to clarify, organize, remember, and/or express new understandings.

 


 

Fifth Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Political Science- examining the early foundations, functions, and purposes of governement.
  • Peoples of the Nation and World- describing the various cultures of colonial societies and how the environment influenced them.
  • Geography- examining the similarities and differences of regions in Colonial America.
  • Economics- analyzing how technological changes affected consumption and production in Colonial America.  
  • History- analyzing the chronology and significance of key historical events during the age of European exploration.
  • Social Studies Skills and Processes-  selecting and using informal writing strategies, such as brief constructed responses, journal writing, note taking, and graphic organizers, to clarify, organize, remember, and/or express new understandings.

     


     
 

Sixth Grade Title

Students will work on the following during the school year:

  • Political Science- examining the necessity and purpose of government in early world history.
  • Peoples of the Nation and World- describing characteristics that historians use to organize people into cultures.
  • Geography- examining how physical and human characteristics shape the identity of places and regions and influence the development of civilizations in world history.
  • Economics- analyzing how technological changes affected consumption and production in early world history. 
  • History- analyzing how the rise of the earliest communities led to the emergence of agricultural societies.
  • Social Studies Skills and Processes-  selecting and using informal writing strategies, such as brief constructed responses, journal writing, note taking, and graphic organizers, to clarify, organize, remember, and/or express new understandings.

 

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