The year will begin with learning fundamental map skills and a foundation in the tools geographers use to explore Earth. Once the students have mastered the “basics,” our journey really starts. The major unit of study in Social Studies is The States and Regions. The students will investigate the five US Regions (Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, and West) and learn about the geography, economy, and people of each region.

The final unit of study is North American Explorers. The students will work in cooperative group by researching and taking notes on a specific North American Explorer, creating a project, and sharing the project with their classmates.