Each grade level focuses on different topics and skills in the Social Studies content area.
- Elementary School Social Studies Content Overview
- Georgia Performance Standards – Frameworks for Social Studies
The Explorer Program: This resource uses write-on maps as well as non-fiction books written on appropriate grade levels to teach social studies concepts and geography.
History Alive: (4th and 5th grade only) An interactive, hands-on approach to teaching U.S. history. This program comes with interactive student books as well as transparencies and a website component. Each unit begins with a simulation/activity that gets the students “hooked”. This program keeps students interested and truly makes history come alive!
Mini-Society: (3rd grade only) Mini society for third grade focuses on the Georgia Performance Economic standards for third grade- supply and demand. Mini society consists of students working together to create a product that they think will make a profit. Students make enough of their product to sell at the market day for mini society. Students then buy and sell products with mini society money (imitation money).
Houghton Mifflin Social Studies: A textbook written to cover Georgia’s Social Studies Performance Standards. The textbook is very user-friendly and written so students can better comprehend the expository text. The text includes many graphs, maps, and extends lessons that add to the learning of history and concepts. Also included in the text are reading strategies to help students better retain new information as well as vocabulary strategies that help with word meaning. Students also get a lesson summary after each lesson that helps them to get the main idea. Part of this series also includes guided reader books on multiple levels to address various reading abilities.
You can contact Becky Ryckeley, County Social Studies Coordinator, at the county LEC (770.460.3990) if you have any questions about our Social Studies curriculum.