All grade levels currently align many of their Reading and English Language Arts lessons with Social Studies content. In addition, each grade level has “mini-lessons” to address specific Social Studies content and concepts. Many fourth and fifth grade students also participate in The DBQ Project, which engages all students in examining primary sources and learning to “think like a historian.”
Kindergarten: Living, Learning and Working Together - Kindergarten students will learn about themselves, their families, and the community. Students will be introduced to basic concepts related to history, geography, economics, and citizenship.
1st Grade: Our Community and Beyond - First grade students will expand their knowledge of family and community through explorations in history, geography, and economics and learn about their role as a citizen in their home, school, and community.
2nd Grade: Who We Are As Americans - Second grade students will investigate the impact of immigration over time in the United States, explore the geography of North America, and discover the foundations of American citizenship.
3rd Grade: The United States Regions and Its Neighbors - Third grade students will learn about North America and the Caribbean. They will focus on the regions of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. Their study will include civics, and the physical and cultural characteristics of our country and its neighbors.
4th Grade: Florida Studies - Fourth grade students will learn about Florida history focusing on exploration and colonization, growth, and the 20th Century and beyond. Students will study the important people, places, and events that helped shape Florida history.
5th Grade: United States History - Fifth grade students will study the development of our nation with emphasis on the people, places and events up to approximately 1850. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the initial inhabitation, exploration, colonization, and early national periods of American History. So that students can see clearly the relationship between cause and effect in history, students should also have the opportunity to understand how individuals and events of this period influenced later events in the development of our nation.
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