Social Studies
Kindergarten Ist Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th/8th Grade
Applications of Social Studies and Processes, Knowledge and skills Participate in group Exploratory research on Social Studies topics. Research and Share ideas on Social Studies topics. Research and share ideas on Social Studies topics. (Theme: Global) Develop positions on Social Studies topics. Develop positions on Social Studies topics. Develop positions on Social Studies topics. (Theme: Global) Research and develop positions on Social Studies topics. (Theme: Major eras in Maine, US, and World History 1450-Present) Select, research and develop positions on Social Studies topics.
Civics and Government Identify community workers and roles. Explore traditions in vaious cultures. Understand rights and responsibilities in the classroom atmosphere Understand rights and reponsibilities in the school and community. Compare traditions in various cultures. Explain what governments are and why they exist. Explain how govenments work. Explain how and why governments are formed and structured. Understand how governments form and function, and how they are structured. Understand the principles and processes of constitutional governments within major eras of history.
Economics Understand the difference between wants and needs. Describe how people make choices to meet their wants and needs. Describe how people are influenced by economics. Understand personal economics and global communities. Understand personal economics and Maine and Local economies. Understand personal economics Describe ecenomic development within regions. Understand economic relationships in Maine, the United States and the World.
Geography Create maps of school and community Understand basic map skills and apply how geography influences individuals Understand and use basic map skills and apply how geography influences individuals. Create maps by locating and labeling the Earth's major geographic features using geographic tools. Cretae Maps by locating and labeling the Earth's major geographic features using geographic tools. Describe how geographic features impact communities. Indentify major regions, physical features and political boundaries of the Earth. Explain the influence and impact of geography on communities. Describe the impact of change, including the technological change, on the physical and cultural environment.
History Identify, past, present, and future. Describe History as "stories" of the past. Deacribe a sequence of historical events. Draw on human experience, monuments, and evidence from history to develop historical perspective. Understand major eras in Maine's history to develop a historical perspective. Understand major eras in United States history to develop historical perspective. Understand major eras in world history to develop historical perspective. Understand major eras, enduring themes, and historic influences over time.
Learning Targets                
Applications of Social Studies and Processes, Knowledge and skills Weekly Readers are Helpful here(Let's find Out) Incorporate Social Studies reading Looking into important historical and present day figures and events Weekly Readers are helpful here. Incorporate Social Studies reading Students identify questions, locate information and use maps and charts. Incorporate Social Studies reading. Argumentative/persuasive writing. Paraphrasing Sources. Incorporate Social Studies reading. Argumentative/persuasive writing. Paraphrasing sources. Incorporate Social Studies reading Argumentative/persuasive writing. Paraphrasing sources-discuss plagiarism. Incorporate Social Studies reading. Current events. Argumentative/persuasive writing. Paraphrasing/documenting sources. Incorporate Social Studies reading. Primary and Secondary sources. Argumentative/persuasive writing. Paraphrasing and citing sources. Citing evidence and summarizing opinions.
Civics and Government Visit community buildings. Guest speakers from community. Identify community workers and describe what they do. Map of town Incorporate Social Studies reading. Native American studies. Hiloday traditions. Incorporate Social Studies reading. Incorporate Social Studies reading. People form gov't to establish rules and laws. People have conflicts over rights, etc. (judicial) Process for selecting leaders. Incorporate Social Studies reading. Branches of gov't. Checks and balances. Bill of Rights. Incorporate Social Studies reading. Documents. Bill of Rights. Hierarchy of power. Role of citizens. Citizenship. Democratic ideals. Laws. Citizen rights. Limited governments.
Economics     Incorporate Social Studies reading. Review wants and needs. Goods and services. Wabanaki Incorporate Social Studies reading. Wants and needs. Goods and services. Wabanaki. Limited resources. Imports and exports. Incorporate Social Studies reading. Products and resources of Maine. Scarcity. Banking and investment. CI a+b. Entrpreneurs. Market economy. Capital resources. Unity. Interdependence. Personal choices/finance.  
Geography Introduce North, South, East, West. Maps of bus routes. Maps of where students live Define: town, state, country, continent. Compass rose, cardinal directions Use compass and cardinal directions. Keep up with town, state, country, and continent. Use maps and introduce atlases. Oceans. Continents. Biomes by latitude: polar, temperate, tropical. Equator, Prime Meridian. Major world rivers and mountains. Comapss rose, key, map scale Counties of Maine. Major Maine rivers, lakes, mountains and cities. Compass rose, key, map scale. Identify Regions. Influences on Culture. Longitude and Latitude.  
History Stories, pictures, poems. Personal History. Timeline of their life. Retell important event in sequential order. Identify past, present, future. Identify key figures in history, corresponding with holidays. Identify events from history Key figures/ biographies. History of communities. Why a culture is unique based on their history. Wabanaki (human experience). Integrate monuments with gov't. Integrate fossils from scince without historical perspective. What is history? Create a year-long timeline of events you discuss. Create other timelines throughout the year. WABANAKI, Colonial Times, touch on each century in Maine in some way. Create a year-long timeline of events to understand chronological order. Create other timelines during the year. Americas to 1600. The Colonial Era. The Revolutionary Era. Early civilization to 1450 AD.