Our Social Studies curriculum is aligned with the Michigan State Standards and aims to develop a foundation of historical skills and concepts over time. Kindergarten focuses on students recognizing their place in the world and their individual responsibilities. Grades 1-3 introduces student to concepts of Economics, Diversity, Geography, as well as Detroit and Michigan History. Grades 4-5 instruction shifts to World History, Government, and Impacts of War and continues to expand upon Detroit and Michigan History.  Grades 6-8 focuses on World History, Government, Geography and Impacts of War. 

    • Kindergarten Concepts

      • Rules and Responsibilities
      • History of Me
      • What I Need? What I Want?
      • My World
      • Detroit History

      1st Grade Concepts

      • Family Then and Now
      • School Then and Now
      • Working, Buying, and Selling
      • Diverse Communities
      • Detroit History
      • Mapping Our World and Geographic Locations
      • American Words and Symbols

      2nd Grade Concepts

      • Schools and Communities
      • Maps and Atlases
      • The World Around Us
      • My Local Government
      • Goods and Services
      • Detroit History
      • Being a Good Community Member

      3rd Grade Concepts

      • Geography
      • First Peoples of Michigan
      • Detroit History
      • Michigan's Economy and Influence
      • Civics and You

      4th Grade Concepts

      • Rights and Responsibilities
      • Civics and Government
      • Physical and Human Geography
      • History of Michigan post 1837
      • Economics
      • Detroit History

      5th Grade Concepts

      • Indigenous People's Live in Americas
      • African Life Before the 16th Century
      • Three World Interactions
      • European Struggle for Control of North American and European Slave Trade
      • Causes of the American Revolution
      • Creating a New Government 
      • Untold Stories of Detroit

      5th Grade also incorporates Document-Based Inquiries (DBQ) into the curriculum which allows students to collaborate, debate, and write documented based essays related to historical events.  

      6th Grade Concepts

      • Geography Tools and Concepts
      • The United States and Canada
      • Latin America
      • Europe and Russia
      • The Pacific Realm

      7th Grade Concepts

      • Geography Tools and Concepts
      • Ancient Civilizations
      • Major Religions
      • Africa 
      • Asia

      8th Grade Concepts

      • The American Revolution
      • Creating the Constitution
      • The New Republic
      • Westward Expansion
      • Reform and American Life
      • Slavery Divides the Nation
      • The Civil War
      • Reconstruction