Social Studies lessons should include a content standard and a skills standard.

Use the following links to see "suggested experiences" from the VDOE: 

The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by 

a) identifying artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in world cultures; 

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Citizenship, Law & Rules, The Americas
3.6 d, e - Geographic Features by Continent (North & South America)
3.11 - Responsibilities of Citizens
3.12 - Purpose of Government
3.13 - American Diversity and Government

Performance Assessment (Required)
Government

Ancient China & Ancient Egypt
3.2 - China & Egypt: Architecture, Inventions, the Calendar, and Written Language
3.6 b - Geographic Features by Continent (Africa and Asia)
3.5 - Location of Major Ancient World Cultures
3.7 - Ancient World Cultures and Environmental Adaptations (China and Egypt)
3.8 - Resources Used in Ancient Civilizations
3.9 - Economic Specialization
3.10 - Economic Choice and Opportunity Cost

Performance Assessment (Optional)
Map Skills


Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome
3.3 - Contributions of Ancient Greece and Rome
3.6 c - Geographic Features by Continent (Europe)
3.5 - Location of Major Ancient World Cultures
3.7 - Ancient World Cultures and Environmental Adaptations (Greece and Rome)
3.8 - Resources Used in Ancient Civilizations
3.9 - Economic Specialization
3.10 - Economic Choice and Opportunity Cost

Performance Assessment (Optional)
Geographic Features

Early West African Empire of Mali
3.4 - West African Empire of Mali
3.6 a - Geographic Features by Continent (Africa)
3.5 - Location of Major Ancient World Cultures
3.7 - Ancient World Cultures and Environmental Adaptations (Mali)
3.8 - Resources Used in Ancient Civilizations
3.9 - Economic Specialization
3.10 - Economic Choice and Opportunity Cost

Performance Assessment (Required)
Goods and Services


39 Days 44 Days 43 Days 54 Days
ELL PreK-5 Standards | Standards/Curriculum Framework (2015)