K-5 Social Studies

In February of 2021, the State Board of Education adopted new social science standards integrating Ethnic Studies into each of the social science domains and removed the co-identified multi-cultural standards. 

The 2021 social science standards reflect a shift in content best addressed through pedagogical methods that create a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students to study and discuss issues of discrimination, equity, racism, and prejudice. 

2021 Social Science Standards Integrated with Ethnic Studies (K-5)

K-5 Social Studies Curriculum: FORWARD

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Students will develop the knowledge and skills essential to developing a balanced and integrated understanding of systems of culture, economics, geography, and politics and the history of their development in the following ways:

  1. Applying concepts and knowledge of the past to problem solving real-world issues of the present.
  2. Critically examining human interactions and evaluating their role as an effective citizen.
  3. Communicating social studies concepts clearly in multiple formats and putting theory into practice.

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