• The Common Core State Standards were created to help ensure that all students are college and career ready by the end of high school.  The standards are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. A common set of learning goals helps teachers and parents ensure students are challenged and making appropriate progress. 


    In Social Studies, students will focus on important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.  Specifically, students will learn about:


    •       Varying levels of text complexity


    •       Primary and secondary sources


    •       Depth, as opposed to breadth of content


    •       Reading from multiple perspectives to see how history has multiple sides


    •       Writing arguments, not persuasion


    •       Writing informative/explanatory text


    •       Publishing student work to an audience


    •       Computer literacy skills


    •       Utilizing multiple sources


    •       Self-generated research questions


    •       The research process


    •       Deep, critical thinking about Social Studies


    •       All literacy domains: reading, writing, listening, speaking

    To see the 5th grade new Social Studies standards, click here: https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=5caf9eef1dcb2511e88cfe2c