Grades K-5 Social Studies

Elementary Social Studies
Units of Study in Elementary School Social Studies

The Elementary Social Studies curriculum serves as a foundation for children's social and affective understanding of themselves and others. Based on scaffolding techniques and progressive instruction theories, the elementary program provides the foundation for students' inquiry-based studies.

 

Units of Study in Elementary School Social Studies

Grade K - 

Unit 1: History -- Me, Myself and I

Unit 2: Geography -- Me on a Map

Unit 3: Civics -- What is Citizenship?

Unit 4: Earning/Spending/Saving (Integrated unit with ELA)

Grade 1 - 

Unit 1: History -- We are Family

Unit 2: Geography -- Our Family on a Map

Unit 3: Civics -- What is Citizenship?: How is School Like a Family?

Unit 4: Earning/Spending/Saving: Families Meet Their Needs and Wants (Integrated unit with ELA)

Grade 2 - 

Unit 1: History -- My Community

Unit 2: Geography -- My City on a Map

Unit 3: Civics -- What is Citizenship in Our City?

Unit 4: Earning/Spending/Saving: Stamford's Local Economy (Integrated unit with ELA)

Grade 3 - 

Unit 1: Me in My World

Unit 2: Japn's GRAPES

Unit 3: Egypt's GRAPES

Unit 4: Immigraion (Integrated unit with ELA)

Grade 4 - 

Unit 1: Me in My State

Unit 2: History/Achievements of Connecticut

Unit 3: Government/Economy of Connecticut

Unit 4: Pick a State/Region of the United States (Integrated unit with ELA)

Grade 5 - 

Unit 1: Me in My Country

Unit 2: Age of Exploration

Unit 3: Colonization

Unit 4: The Revoluntionary War (Integrated unit with ELA)