History–Social Studies Elementary Courses (Grades TK–3)
Districtwide Course Sequence

  TK K 1 2 3
Course Title Learning and Working Now and Long Ago Learning and Working Now and Long Ago A Child’s Place in Time and Space People Who Make a Difference Continuity and Change
Major Topics
  • Learning to Share and Take Turns
  • Working Together: Exploring and Communicating
  • Noticing How People Who Lived in Earlier Times Lived and Worked
  • Learning and Working Together
  • National and State Symbols
  • Work now and long ago
  • Geography of the Neighborhood
  • Time and Chronology
  • Reaching Out to Times Past
  • The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
  • Geography of the Community
  • Symbols, Icons, and Traditions of the United States
  • Life Today and Long Ago
  • Cultural Literacy: One Nation, Many Peoples
  • Economics: Goods and Services
  • Families Today and in the Past
  • Geography and Mapping Skills: People, Places, and Environments
  • Government Institutions and Practices
  • Economics: People Who Supply Our Goods and Services
  • Biographies: People Who Made a Difference
  • Geography of the Local Region
  • American Indians of the Local Region
  • Development of the Local Community: Change over Time
  • American Citizens, Symbols, and Government
  • Economics of the Local Region: Choices, Costs, and Human Capital
C3 Dimensions
  • Developing questions and planning inquiries
  • Applying disciplinary tools and concepts
  • Evaluating sources and using evidence
  • Communicating conclusions and taking informed actions
CCSS Anchor Standards
  • College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for reading. writing, speaking and listening
TK–12 Goals
  • Knowledge and Cultural Understanding
  • Democratic Understanding and Civic Values
  • Skills Attainment and Social Participation
TK–12 History-Social Studies Analysis Skills
  • Chronological and Spatial Thinking
  • Research, Evidence, and Point of View
  • Historical Interpretation
 

History–Social Studies Elementary Courses (Grades 4–6)
Grades

4 5 6
Course Title California: A Changing State United States History and Geography: Making a New Nation World History and Geography:
Ancient Civilizations
Major Topics
  • Physical and Human Geographic Features that Define California
  • Pre-Columbian Settlements and People
  • European Exploration and Colonial History
  • Missions, Ranchos, and the Mexican War for Independence
  • Gold Rush and Statehood
  • California as an Agricultural and Industrial Power
  • California in a Time of Expansion
  • California in the Postwar Era: Immigration, Technology, and Cities
  • Local, State, and Federal Governments
  • The Land and People Before Columbus
  • The Age of Exploration
  • Cooperation and Conflict in North America
  • Settling the Colonies
    • Southern Colonies
    • Life in New England
    • The Middle Colonies
  • The Road to War
  • The American Revolution
  • The Development and Significance of the U.S. Constitution
  • Life in the Young Republic
  • The New Nation's Westward Expansion
  • Global Overview: Early Beginnings to 300 C.E.
    • Beginnings to 4000 B.C.E.
    • 4000¬Ė1000 B.C.E.
    • 1000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E.: An Age of Empires and Interchange
  • Early Humankind and the Development of Human Societies
  • Early Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush
  • The Ancient Israelites (Hebrews)
  • Ancient Greece
  • The Early Civilizations of India and China
  • The Development of Rome
C3 Dimensions
  • Developing questions and planning inquiries
  • Applying disciplinary tools and concepts
  • Evaluating sources and using evidence
  • Communicating conclusions and taking informed actions
CCSS Anchor Standards
  • College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for reading
  • College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for writing
  • College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for speaking and listening
TK–12 Goals
  • Knowledge and Cultural Understanding
  • Democratic Understanding and Civic Values
  • Skills Attainment and Social Participation
TK–12 History-Social Studies Analysis Skills
  • Chronological and Spatial Thinking
  • Research, Evidence, and Point of View
  • Historical Interpretation