• Elementary

Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th/6th)

    The Los Angeles Unified School District is in the process of developing a shared foundational understanding of the Common Core Standards. The division of History/Social Science is diligently working to support teachers in this transition. Please click here for Elementary History/Social Science Curricular Maps.
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    Students in kindergarten are introduced to basic spatial, temporal, and causal relationships, emphasizing the geographic and historical connections between the world today and the world long ago.
    Grade 1 
    Students in grade one continue a more detailed treatment of the broad concepts of rights and responsibilities in the contemporary world.
    Grade 2 
    Students in grade two explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives and learn the stories of extraordinary people from history whose achievements have touched them, directly or indirectly.
    Grade 3 
    Students in grade three learn more about our connections to the past and the ways in which particularly local, but also regional and national, government and traditions have developed and left their marks on current society, providing common memories.
    Grade 4 
    Students in grade four learn the story of their home state, unique in American history in terms of its vast and varied geography, its many waves of immigration beginning with pre-Columbian societies, its continuous diversity, economic energy, and rapid growth.
    Grade 5 
    Students in grade five study the development of the nation up to 1850, with an emphasis on the people who were already here, when and from where others arrived, and why they came.
    Grade 6 
    Students in grade six expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations.