Units – Social Studies

Units for Grades K-5

NEWKLiteracy in Social Studies - Thinking About Families
NEWKBeing a Good Kindergarten Citizen
KHow My Family Lives in America
KAmerica the Beautiful – Using Music and Art to Develop Vocabulary
1Content Literacy - People Who Work for Justice
1Listening Strand – Fables and Stories
NEW2Friends of Henry Ford – Speaking and Listening Unit
NEW2Dr. Martin Luther King
2Newspaper Reporting
2Listening & Learning Domain 12 Anthology "Fighting for a Cause"
NEW3Whose Story Is It? The Craft and Structure of Reading and Writing about History
NEW3Newspaper Reporting and Interviewing
3Seeking the Power of Education and Reading (Module 1, Unit 1)
3Building the Power of Reading (Module 1, Unit 2)
3Opinions Matter – Pre-Revolution Boston
3Reading Informational Texts – The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July
NEW4Through An Artist’s Eyes - Jacob Lawrence’s THE MIGRATION SERIES
4Writing and Speaking about the Importance of Voting: Why Vote?
4Coming to America – A Nation of Immigrants (1820-Present)
4Perspectives on the American Revolution - Building Background Knowledge
4Moving Toward Acceptance Through Picture Books and Two-Voice Texts
5Storytelling in the Social Studies Classroom
5Building Background Knowledge on Human Rights
5Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions – Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture

Units for Grades 6-8

6Literacy in English Language Arts - Writing Editorials
6Building Evidence-Based Arguments – Energy Crossroads
7Children Have a Right to...
7Investigating the Holocaust – A Collaborative Inquiry Project
7Building Background Knowledge - Who Changes Working Conditions?
7Reading Closely and Writing to Learn – Journeys and Survival
NEW8U.S. Westward Expansion
NEW8Research to Make A Point
8Choices in Little Rock
8UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand and FAREWELL TO MANZANAR by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston
8Persuasion in a Digital World – Finding Solutions to Food Waste
8Voices from Little Rock – Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources
8Building Background Knowledge – War Coming Close to Home
8Making Evidence-Based Claims – Truth, Chisholm, Williams

Units for Grades 9-12

9Making Evidence-Based Claims - Plato’s Apology
9Building Evidence-Based Arguments – “What is the virtue of a proportional response?”
9Making It Visual for ELL Students – Teaching History Using MAUS
NEW9-10The Collapse of the Soviet Union
NEW9-10Writing Effective Research Papers – All Content Areas
9-10Primary Source Exemplar- Human Rights, Conflict and Social Change
9-10Reading Closely for Textual Details – “Brain Gain”
9-10Reading Closely for Textual Details – “Modern Battlefield”
9-10Building Historical Background Knowledge - The Road to Revolution 1754-1776
9-12Baseball, Race and Ethnicity – Rounding the Bases
10Building Evidence-Based Arguments – Search Warrant
11Building Evidence-Based Arguments – “Cuplae poena par esto - Let the punishment fit the crime.”
11Literacy in Social Studies - Research Paper
11Cold War - What Caused McCarthyism
11Making Evidence-Based Claims – “The Souls of Black Folk” W.E.B. DuBois
11Copyright Infringement or Not? The Debate over Downloading Music
11The Art of Persuasion and the Craft of Argument
NEW11-12Writing Research Papers
11-12Reading Closely for Textual Details – “Life Steps Almost Straight”
11-12Reading Closely for Textual Details – “Lay Down All My Joys”
11-12Reading Closely for Textual Details – We, as a people, will get to the promised land!
12Building Evidence-Based Arguments – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
12Making Evidence Based Claims - Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton