Social Studies Curriculum
Teachers in Grades K-5 will use Illinois Social Science Standards, in addition to the Illinois ELA Common Core Standards as a guide for their Social Studies Instruction. Social Studies instruction is often interactive, including group work, research projects, and other hands-on activities.
Teachers may integrate Themes from the Journeys Reading Series into their Social Studies instruction. Themed Units are also created around Holidays. Scholastic Weekly Readers and Scholastic News are used to bring current events into the classrooms.
Illinois Social Science Learning Standards: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ils/social_science/standards.htm