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PGCPS - Social Studies
Last modified: 8/14/2014 10:19:04 AM
Elementary Program

 

Elementary School Program of Study

Prince George’s County Public Schools Curriculum

The Social Studies curriculum in Prince George’s County Public Schools is aligned with the Social Studies Voluntary State Curriculum (VSC) prepared by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).  Curriculum Framework Progress Guides have been developed for each course and can be obtained on Blackboard or through Oracle.

The elementary program is designed to address the needs of teachers of and students in grades Kindergarten through five. Included here is a list of materials used as resources at the elementary level which may also be utilized in the home to support classroom instruction. Additionally, access to individualized curricula information for each elementary grade level has been provided by the links listed below.

Testing Information

 

From third grade on, all students must participate in Maryland School Assessment (MSA). For more information regarding the MSA's visit the Maryland State Department of Education online at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/testing/msa/.


Materials List

Kindergarten Package

  • Unit Big Books
  • Teacher's Edition
  • Workbook Blackline Master and Answer Key
  • Daily Activity Bank
  • Posters – Introduce unit concepts, vocabulary, time lines, and key figures
  • Every Student Learns Teacher’s Guide – Support for ELL and Struggling Students
  • Social Studies Plus! A Hands On Approach – Simulations and projects
  • Read Alouds and Primary Sources – Historical journals, letters, & speeches
  • Big Book Atlas
  • Outline Maps Blackline Master
  • Songs and Music Audio CD
  • Assessment Book Blackline Master – Unit tests using a variety of standardized assessments
  • Video Field Trips
  • Leveled Readers Library
  • Songs & Music Audio CD
  • ExamView CD-ROM
  • Colonial Williamsburg Primary Sources CD-ROM
  • Map Resources CD-ROM

First through Fifth Grade Package

Student Editions
Teachers Editions

  • Teachers Resource Packages Include
  • Workbook & Answer Key
  • Assessment Book Blackline Master 
  • Every Student Learns Teacher’s Guide
  • Social Studies Plus!:  A Hands-On Approach
  • Read Alouds and Primary SourcesOutline Maps Blackline Master
  • Test Talk Practice Book, Transparencies, & Answer Key
  • Daily Activity Bank
  • Vocabulary Workbook & Answer Key
  • Leveled Readers Library
  • Songs & Music Audio CD
  • ExamView CD-ROM
  • Colonial Williamsburg Primary Sources CD-ROM
  • Map Resources CD-ROM
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Document Based Questions: Test Preparation
  • iTE Online Access Package
  • Big Book Atlas

Maryland Teacher’s Edition, Fourth Grade
Maryland Assessment Book, Fourth Grade
Maryland Map Transparencies, Fourth Grade
Maryland Posters, Fourth Grade
Learning About Your State and Community, Fourth Grade

 Grade Level Curriculum Information 

 

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade