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New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies


The digital age has transformed social studies education, allowing 21st-century learners to transcend the limits of time and place and experience historic events virtually. By expanding their learning networks through online collaboration with experts and other students from around the world, New Jersey social studies students develop an increased depth of understanding of our global society. At the same time, their understanding of the fundamental principles and values of American democracy and citizenship provides the conceptual framework that allows them to make informed decisions about local, national, and international issues and challenges.

Mission:
Social studies education provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to become active, informed citizens and contributing members of local, state, national, and global communities in the digital age.

Vision:  

An education in social studies fosters a population that:

• Is civic minded, globally aware, and socially responsible.

• Exemplifies fundamental values of American citizenship through active participation in local and global communities.

• Makes informed decisions about local, state, national, and global events based on inquiry and analysis.

• Considers multiple perspectives, values diversity, and promotes cultural understanding.

• Recognizes the implications of an interconnected global economy.

• Appreciates the global dynamics between people, places, and resources.

• Utilizes emerging technologies to communicate and collaborate on career and personal matters with citizens of other world regions. 


K-6 Social Studies Scope and Sequence

         

Grade:

1st Trimester

2nd Trimester

3rd Trimester

 

Kindergarten

 

Working Together in a Community

Understanding Holidays and Traditions

Where We Live

 

First Grade

 

Holidays Around the World

American
Heritage

Geography

 

Second Grade

 

Rules and Laws and Our Community

Black History

 My Land

Wants, Needs, and Resources

 

 

Third Grade

 

 

 

Economics 
and Me

 

Government

United States Regions

 

Fourth Grade

 

Early People and History of the Garden State

 

Land of 
New Jersey

 

 

New Jersey
Yesterday 
and Today

 

 

 

Fifth Grade

 

 

 

Exploration/
Colonization

 

American
Revolution

U.S. Constitution

 

 

Sixth Grade

 

 

People of the Stone Age

Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greece

 Ancient Rome

 
 
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