K-12 Curriculum - Social Studies (K-5)
Social Studies instruction includes the integration of innovative teaching practices that enhance inquiry, allow students to think creatively, reflect on the past to connect to the present in order to solve recurring and future problems, and to increase students' fundamental understanding of their role as citizens in the community, state, nation, and world. It consists of essential knowledge, skills, and concepts from history, geography, economics, political science, and civics/government.
An excellent education in social studies is essential to civic competence and the maintenance and enhancement of a free and democratic society. Social studies teaching and learning are powerful when they are meaningful, integrative, value-based, challenging, and active.
-National Council for the Social Studies
Proposed Social Studies Standards
A formal review and revision process has been conducted for the K-12 Science and Social Studies Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The review process included several public survey opportunities. Teacher and stakeholder survey results informed the revision process for drafting K-12 Science and Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
Read more about the Proposed Social Studies Standards
Documents and Resources
Pacing Guide - 1st Grade Social Studies
Pacing Guide - 2nd Grade Social Studies
Pacing Guide - 3rd Grade Social Studies
Pacing Guide - 4th Grade Social Studies
Pacing Guide - 5th Grade Social Studies
GaDOE Social Studies Standards
McGraw Hill ConnectEd Georgia TimeLinks (Contact your child's teacher for login information)