Social Studies Scope and Sequence

Here is where you will find information about the social studies concepts we are working on this year. There will be links, files, and picture examples for the students and parents to use on the Social Studies Google Classroom.


For the first nine weeks, we will focus on the following:

We will be setting up our Social Studies INB to use for the year.

 

REGIONS

Students will be able to analyze geographic information using a variety of media to develop an understanding of physical and human patterns. Students will pose and answer questions, research and evaluate the influence of spatial distribution, events and regional variances on historic and contemporary human experiences.

 

EXPLORATION AND COLONIZATION

Students will evaluate various political systems and governmental structures to engage as informed, participating members of society. Students will be able to analyze geographic information using a variety of media to develop an understanding of physical and human patterns. Students will pose and answer questions, research and evaluate the influence of spatial distribution, events and regional variances on historic and contemporary human experiences.

 

CAUSES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Students will make generalizations about conflict; its origin and development, to then explore the causes and effects. Students will be able to demonstrate and articulate the importance of their role, make informed decision, and exercise responsible citizenship. Students will explore the roles and influences of the factors of production (land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship) among all economic systems. Students will analyze how economic systems have  influenced the foundations, development and behaviors of society. Students will analyze how economic systems have  influenced the foundations, development and behaviors of society.

 

 For the second nine weeks, we will focus on the following:

 

AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Students will make generalizations about conflict; its origin and development, to then explore the causes and effects. Students will be able to demonstrate and articulate the importance of their role, make informed decision, and exercise responsible citizenship.

 

CONSTITUTION AND A NEW GOVERNMENT/CITIZENSHIP

Students will analyze and evaluate how historical events influence and impact current societies. Students will evaluate the reciprocal relationship among government, cultures, and societies. Students will evaluate various political systems and governmental structures to engage as informed, participating members of society.

 

For the third nine weeks, we will focus on the following:

 

WESTWARD EXPANSION

Students will make generalizations about conflict; its origin and development, to then explore the causes and effects. Students will be able to analyze geographic information using a variety of media to develop an understanding of physical and human patterns. Students will explore the roles and influences of the factors of production (land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship) among all economic systems. Students will make generalizations about how regional and global community involvement shapes societies.

 

GROWTH OF INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE

Students will analyze and evaluate how historical events influence and impact current societies. Students will evaluate the reciprocal relationship among government, cultures, and societies. Students will explore the roles and influences of the factors of production (land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship) among all economic systems.

 

REFORM

Students will make generalizations about conflict; its origin and development, to then explore the causes and effects. Students will pose and answer questions, research and evaluate the influence of spatial distribution, events and regional variances on historic and contemporary human experiences. Students will research or analyze different  cultures to recognize and gain an appreciation of different perspectives in a diverse society.

 

For the fourth nine weeks, we will focus on the following:

 

SECTIONALISM, CIVIL WAR, AND RECONSTRUCTION

Students will make generalizations about conflict; its origin and development, to then explore the causes and effects. Students will be able to analyze geographic information using a variety of media to develop an understanding of physical and human patterns. Students will evaluate the reciprocal relationship among government, cultures, and societies. Students will pose and answer questions, research and evaluate the influence of spatial distribution, events and regional variances on historic and contemporary human experiences.

 

20th CENTURY AND MODERN ERA

Students will analyze and evaluate how historical events influence and impact current societies.Students will evaluate various political systems and governmental structures to engage as informed, participating members of society. Students will analyze how economic systems have  influenced the foundations, development and behaviors of society.