5th Grade Social Studies

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Students understand the history of the United States within an integrated approach considering the historic and economic events from American Revolution to Industrialism, the development and structure of the national government, the influence of immigration, the contributions of various cultural and ethnic groups to the changing social and political structure of the United States, and the roles and responsibilities as citizens of the United States.

4th Grade Social Studies

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Students will study the Americas (North, Central, and South America along with the Caribbean Islands) using an integrated approach considering the theories about the first peopling of the Americas, the development of Mesoamerican and South American civilizations, American Indian life in the Americas prior to European exploration, the causes and consequences of European exploration and colonization, the contributions of various cultural and ethnic groups in relation to the development of the Americas, and the roles and responsibilities as members of a society.

3rd Grade Social Studies

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Students will study Arizona with an integrated approach, considering the contributions of various cultural and ethnic groups, including the 22 Indian Nations that reside in Arizona, the structure of the state and local governments, the roles and responsibilities as citizens of Arizona, and the economic, political, and geographic elements of the state.

2nd Grade Social Studies

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Through the study of geography and economics, the students’ lenses expand to learn how their world is interconnected globally. Students will develop a spatial understanding of the world around them so they can understand how other cultures and civilizations are interconnected and have influenced who we are as a community, state, and nation. United States history, world history, and civics will also be taught.

1st Grade Social Studies

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Through the study of civics, geography, economics, and history, students will understand how a community functions and how each member contributes to the community for the common good. Students will study their local community and learn about characteristics that define urban, suburban, and rural communities. Democratic principles and participation in government are introduced. Community resources, environment, change over time, and cause/effect are examined.

Kindergarten Social Studies

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Through an introduction to civics, geography, economics, and history, students will understand their roles and responsibilities as citizens within their own context. Students will also learn about their own culture and how it impacts understanding of oneself and others as well as get introduced to aspects of our national culture.

8th grade: Civics and Citizenship

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The content focus will be viewed through civic and economic lenses. Citizenship and civic engagement will be taught through inquiry. Eighth grade students will make connections between historical and current/recent issues as a base for implementing change in society. Students will recognize and practice their roles and responsibilities as both American and global citizens. United States History will focus on the major events that have their roots in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and subsequent amendments.