Middle-level History–Social Studies Courses (Grades 5–8)
Sequence of Districtwide Courses*

Grade Level
5 6 7 8
Districtwide Courses
Social Studies 5th
Social Studies 6th
World History and Geography 7th
United States History and Geography 8th
C3 Dimensions:
  1. Developing questions and planning inquiries
  2. Applying disciplinary tools and concepts
  3. Evaluating sources and using evidence
  4. 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 Science Analysis Skills:
  • Chronological and Spatial Thinking
  • Research, Evidence, and Point of View
  • Historical Interpretation


* Pilot courses and courses approved by the Board of Education to be offered at specific sites only are also described in this section. Please note that other schools may not offer these courses without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

† For students in grade 5 at schools that use a secondary-type master schedule.