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Social Studies

Social Studies is taught following the Minnesota State Standards.  We have adopted the new Harcourt Social Studies materials.  The students especially enjoy the online field trips and creative interactive games that this series includes.  Research is emphasized in social studies offering the students opportunities to learn writing through the full writing process.  Topics covered by each grade are listed below.

Kindergarten
Being a Good Citizen, My Country, Workers, Where We Live, Time Goes By, Stories of the Past

First Grade
Rules and Laws, Where People Lives, We Love our Country, Our Changing World, Meeting People, The Marketplace

Second Grade
Governing the People, The World Around Us, Using Our Resources, People Long Ago, A World of Many People, People in the Marketplace

Third Grade
Communities Around Us, Communities and Geography, Communities Over Time, Citizens and Government, People in Communities, Working in Communities

Fourth Grade
The United States, The North East, The Southeast, The Midwest, The Southwest, The West

Fifth Grade
The Land and Early People, Exploration and Settlement, The American Revolution, A Growing Nation, Civil War Times, The United States and the World