LOPEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Social Studies Themes

Poudre Schools will revisit, and redesign Social Studies Curriculum for next school year (2013-2014).  Below is an overview, so please visit the CDE website for more detailed information.

PSD Social Studies Themes 2010-2011

All four areas of social studies standards are required learning for all students at all grade levels Pre-K through 12:

History                          Geography                                Civics                                 Economics

Kindergarten—Community, World, and Traditions Family

  •     School
  •     Community
  •     Maps
  •     Seasons/Weather
  •     Holidays/Celebrations
  •     Earth Resources
  •     Civic Participation
  •     Global Issues
  •     Economics
  •     Careers


First Grade—Community, World, and Traditions School

  •     Neighborhood
  •     Community at Work
  •     Maps/Geography
  •     Weather/Calendar
  •     Historical Figures
  •     National Symbols
  •     Native Americans
  •     Holidays/Celebrations
  •     Civic Participation
  •     Global Issues
  •     Economics
  •     Careers


Second Grade—Fort Collins History Civic Participation in School

  •     Maps/Geography
  •     Fort Collins and You
  •     Early People
  •     Native Americans
  •     Trappers and Traders
  •     Holidays/Celebrations in Fort Collins and the World
  •     Camp Collins
  •     Early Settlement
  •     Fort Collins Grows Up
  •     Fort Collins Today
  •     Civic Participation
  •     Global Issues
  •     Economics
  •     Careers


Third Grade—World Communities: A Tour of the Continents Geographic Tools

  •     The World’s Land and Water
  •     The World’s Countries
  •     World Land Use
  •     World Climate
  •     The Continents
  •     Country Case Studies: Japan, Zambia, Brazil, Spain, Australia, U.S.
  •     Civic Participation
  •     Global Issues
  •     Economics
  •     Careers


Fourth Grade—Colorado History: A Land of Great Variety Geographic Features

  •     Flora and Fauna
  •     Immigrants and Settlers
  •     Famous Coloradoans
  •     National Parks and Monuments
  •     Rural and Urban Colorado
  •     Lifestyles of Coloradoans
  •     Sports, Recreation, and Culture
  •     State Government
  •     Colorado Road Trip
  •     Colorado Rendezvous
  •     Civic Participation
  •     Global Issues
  •     Economics
  •     Careers


Fifth Grade—U.S. History U.S. Geography

  •     Contact and Exploration
  •     Colonization and Conflict*
  •     Independence and New Government
  •     Civic Participation
  •     Global Issues
  •     Economics
  •     Careers


*The Civil War is not part of the fifth grade curriculum