• Curriculum

    Units and Conceptual Focus for each grade level

  • Kindergarten

    • My Place in the World
      • Food, clothing, shelter in US, and around the world
      • School life for children around the world
      • Special attention on Africa
      • Maps and Globes
    • Now and Then – children in the past
    • Citizenship: Rights, Responsibilities, and Rules
    • Needs and Wants

  • 1st Grade

    • Past and Present – How we live
      • Homes, and Environmental Connections
      • Maps, Globes and Geographic tools
      • Special Attention on Asia
    • Families, Cultures and Traditions
      • Jobs of family members
      • holidays
    • Symbols and Leaders in Our Community
      • Symbols
      • Leadership and teamwork
      • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Community Helpers
      • Planning, Spending, Saving and Borrowing

  • 2nd Grade

    • Jobs, Family, and Community
    • Neighborhoods and communities
      • A local look at now and the past
    • Larger communities around the globe with case studies
      • Maps and Globes
    • Citizenship in Communities
      • Active citizen at the county, city, and state, level
      • Money, Goods and Services and Scarcity

  • 3rd Grade

    • Characterizing and Comparing Regions of the US
      • NE United States focus on Population
      • SE United States focus on Effects of Physical Geography
      • Midwest Focus on Agricultural Change
      • Southwest – Focus on Water
      • West –Comparing Cities, Denver, Salt Lake, Seattle, and San Jose
    • Citizens and Their Local Government
      • Cities and counties
    • Consumers, Producers and their Financial Roles
      • Money Basics and an Introduction to Financial Freedom

  • 4th Grade

    • Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region
    • Native People of CO
    • Exploration and Fur Trade
    • Mining
    • Significant Coloradoans –Past and present
    • Colorado Diversity and Ethnicity
    • CO Constitution and Government
    • Economic Cause and Effect
      • Incentives
      • Opportunity cost
      • Risk

  • 5th Grade

    • American Indians: A regional view of the past prior to European contact
    • North American History from 1491 through the Revolution
      • Exploration
      • Colonization
      • American Revolution
    • Basics of American Democracy
      • U.S. Constitution / Government and Citizenship
    • Economic Structures and their Implications in Current America
      • Basic Capitalism and Financial Institutions
    • US Geography
      • Influence of geography on US history, movement, and adaptation to the environment

  • 6th Grade

    Each of the 6th grade units is focused on a region or topic and emphasis is placed on one or two conceptual themes.

    Units with Possible Conceptual Themes

    • The Impact of Physical and Cultural Geography
      • Physical Geography
      • Human Geography
      • Essential Elements and themes of Geography
    • Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
      • Aztec, Mayan, Inca
      • Components of a Civilization
      • Systems
    • Colonization/Conquest of the Americas
      • Origins
      • Conquest
      • Historical Inquiry
    • Globalization
      • Culture
      • Economic and Governmental Change
      • Movement
    • Personal Financial Literacy
      • Earnings, Savings and Investing

  • 7th Grade

    Each of the 7th grade units is focused on a region or topic and emphasis is placed on 1-4 conceptual themes.

    Units with Possible Conceptual Themes

    • Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt & India
      • Civilization
      • Culture
    • Ancient Greece & Ancient Rome
      • Government
      • Civilization
    • Ancient China
      • Government
      • Identity
    • Sub-Saharan Empires & Kingdoms
      • Migration
      • Trade
      • Movement
      • Cultural diffusion
    • Feudal Worlds of Japan and Europe
      • Change
      • Cultural Diffusion
      • Movement
    • Major Religions of the Eastern Hemisphere
      • Origins
    • Personal Financial Literacy
      • Taxes & Supply and Demand

  • 8th Grade

    The study of the principles of the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on events, arguments, and movements of the 19th century and case studies of current impact today.

    Units with Possible Conceptual Themes

    • Road to Revolution
      • Revolution
      • Governance
      • Power and Authority
      • Continuity and Change
    • A More Perfect Union: U.S. Constitution and the
      • Early Nation
      • Governance
      • Continuity and Change
      • Law
      • Identity
    • Westward Expansion
      • Expansion
      • Power and Authority
      • Governance
      • Continuity and Change
    • The Civil War
      • Conflict and Change
      • Power and authority
      • Tradition
    • Reconstruction
      • Continuity and Change
      • Power
      • Governance
    • Expansion of Rights
      • Conflict and Change
      • Power
      • Governance
    • Personal Financial Literacy
      • Credit and Debt

  • High School

    High Schools have individual courses of study and requirements. See each schools Program of Study on their website or contact their main office.

    Economics: Using the economic way of thinking to make decisions

    • Scarcity of resources
    • Federal Government Economic Influences
    • Financial Planning
    • Systems and Interaction

    United States Government: Informed Citizen

    • Research, formulate and justify positions
    • Structure and Function
    • Power, Authority and Leadership
    • Civic values and participation

    World History: Interaction of ideas over time in order to understand how people view, construct and interpret history

    • Continuity and Change over time
    • Cause and Effect to analyze for patterns
    • Unity and Diversity
    • Globalization

    United States History: Views of Our Nation in the World

    • Cause and effect
    • Continuity and change
    • Complexity of cooperation, conflict and compromise
    • Unity and Diversity

    World Geography: Connecting to the World to Create Spatial Thinkers

    • Place and Region
    • Human-Environment Interaction
    • Spatial Inquiry

Last Modified on December 4, 2018