Summer provides many opportunities for families to promote and encourage geographic awareness. Here a re a few easy activities that will help pre-school and primary grade students understand and appreciate their surroundings and become aware of geography concepts of place, location and movement. Read all the Summer Suggestions for Parents
Kindergarten through eighth grades are now using the new History-Social Science curriculum materials adopted last year. The Harcourt Brace Social Studies program follows the History-Social Science Framework for California.
The History-Social Science Committee has completed a Curriculum Guide for HSS. This will include a suggested teaching calendar and sample lessons for the major topics for each grade.
There is a wealth of information for teachers, students and parents available on the Internet. Here are a few sources.
For teachers: http://ww.socialstudies.com
For students and parents: http://www.50states.com