The social studies curriculum includes a study of U.S. history, geography, Native Americans, and current events. Students will be taught to break large projects into manageable, incremental steps, and students will be given the opportunity to practice learned skills. Many social studies assignments will receive a writing as well as a social studies score.
Social Studies is one of the vehicles through which students are taught how to use a textbook. The text has appendices with maps, biographical information, documents, etc. The chapters are broken down into lessons, which are broken into sub-sections. Learning how to use a textbook is a necessary skill to develop and practice prior to middle school.
Like science, regular review and study of material covered daily in class will be necessary in order to perform well on content specific assessments.