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Social Studies

Social Studies is a vital part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) curriculum which emphasizes the growth and preservation of a democratic society and the interdependency of the world. The program is designed to provide students with learning experiences which will aid in the development of knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for participation as citizens in a culturally diverse, democratic society.

Social Studies Scope and Sequence
Grade Level Social Studies Standard
Kindergarten Learning How People Live and Work in a Community
Grade 1 A Child's Place in Time and Space
Grade 2 People Who Make a Difference
Grade 3 Continuity and Change in Communities
Grade 4 Regions of the United States
Grade 5 United States History and Geography: Making a Nation
Grade 6 World History 6: Ancient Civilizations
Grade 7 Geography through Recent Historical Events: The Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Central and South America
Grade 8 United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict
Grade 9 World History 9: Civilizations
Grade 10 World History 10: The Modern World
Grade 11 United States History: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries
Grade 12 American Government

Curriculum, instruction, and learning activities are aligned to the following content strands:

  • Civics and Government
  • Geography
  • Individuals, Culture and, Society
  • History/History and Culture
  • Economics

Social Studies Skills (SSK):

The intellectual skills include chronological and spatial thinking, research, determining evidence, point of view and historical interpretations. The skills are to be learned through, and applied to, the content standards for each grade level.

Contact Information

4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria VA 22350-1400