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

Locate and use information from print and nonprint sources. 

Use resource materials. 

Gather, classify, and interpret information. 

Collect and record information.

Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. 

Identify and locate features on a map and globe. 

Locate places on maps, using a simple letter-number grid system. 

Identify and locate continents, oceans, and major features on maps and globes. 

Draw maps of familiar areas. 

Make and explain bar and pie graphs. 

Draw maps of familiar objects or areas. 

Construct and explain simple charts. 

Draw conclusion and make generalizations about data. 

Make decisions. 

Explain cause-and-effect relationships. 

Compare and contrast differing sets of ideas, values, personalities, behaviors, and institutions. 

Differentiate between points of view by self and others. 

Participate in groups and democratic society. 

Make generalizations about data. 

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Unit 1 – Good Citizens
Review of Good Citizenship from Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade.
3.10 - The Purpose of Rules and Laws -- Our Class, School, and Community, and Nation
3.11d - How We Can Serve Our Community -- Our Class, School, City, State, and Nation

Unit 2 - Every Individual Can Make a Difference
3.11b - Contributions of Important Americans
3.12 - Every Individual Is Important in Our Diverse Society - Class, School, City, Country
3.11a - Basic Principles of Our Government Apply to Everyone

Ongoing Performance Assessment - Civics
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Unit 3 – Important Events in Our Government and Country
(Tied to Elections and Election Day as they fit with these standards)
3.10 - The Purpose of Rules and Laws -- Our Class, School, and Community, and Nation
3.11c - Veterans Day

Unit 4 – The Basics of Economics
3.7 - The Economies of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the West African Empire of Mali
3.8 - Specialization and Trade
3.9 - Economic Choice and Opportunity Cost

Unit 5 – Exploring the Americas
3.3 - Exploring the Americas
3.5 - Locating Places on the Map

Ongoing Performance Assessment - Economics

Unit 6 – Mapping my World
3.5 - Locating Places on the Map
3.6 - Reading and Constructing Maps (Tables, Graphs, and Charts)

Unit 7 – Ancient Greece
3.1 - Contributions of Ancient Greece, Contributions of Ancient Rome
3.4 - Physical and Human Geography of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
3.7 - The Economies of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the West African Empire of Mali
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Unit 8 – Ancient Rome
3.1 - Contributions of Ancient Greece, Contributions of Ancient Rome
3.4 - Physical and Human Geography of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
3.7 - The Economies of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the West African Empire of Mali

Ongoing Performance Assessment - Geography

Unit 9 - Mali
3.2 - West African Empire of Mali
3.4 - Physical and Human Geography of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
3.7 - The Economies of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the West African Empire of Mali

Special Day
3.11c - Memorial Day

Ongoing Performance Assessment - History

44 Days 35 Days 58 Days 43 Days
ELL PreK-5 Standards | Standards/Curriculum Framework (2008)