Social Studies Curriculum
- Living and Working Together in Communities
Use historical thinking to understand the past.
- The World in Spatial Terms
Use geographic representations to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
- Places and Regions
Understand how regions are created from common physical and human characteristics.
- Human Systems
Understand how human activities help shape the Earth’s surface.
- Environment and Society
Understand the effects of human-environment interactions.
- Purposes of Government
Explain why people create governments
- Values and Principles of American Democracy
Understand values and principles of American constitutional democracy.
- Structure and Functions of Government
Describe the structure of government in the United States and how it functions to serve citizens.
- Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy
Explain important rights and how, when, and where American citizens demonstrate their responsibilities by participating in government.
- Market Economy
Use fundamental principles and concepts of economics to understand economic activity in a market economy.
- Identifying and Analyzing Public Issues
Clearly state a problem as a public policy issue, analyze various perspectives, and generate and evaluate possible alternative resolutions.
- Persuasive Communication About a Public Issue
Communicate a reasoned position on a public issue.
- Citizen Involvement
Act constructively to further the public good