Collegiate Hall - College Preparatory Charter School


Social Studies

Students will approach a learning of American history and regional geography through content literacy, and especially through textual and historical analysis. Students will develop a social justice mindset about the world around them with demonstration of critical thought through analysis, written and oral argument, and making connections to current events.

4th Grade

4th Grade Social Studies equips students with map skills, cultural competency, and geographical understanding about the United States.  


Big Questions Tackled:

  • What story do maps and globes tell?
  • How do natural features affect culture?
  • What factors impact the creation of boundaries?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of a diverse society?
  • How are governments created, structured maintained, and changed?

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Social Justice/Map Skills
  • Natural Features of the U.S.
  • U.S. Cities and States
  • Diversity and Culture in America
  • Government in America

5th Grade

5th Grade Social Studies introduces students to the foundations of American history, from the first English settlers who colonized the New World to the first presidential election of 1800. 

Big Questions Tackled:

  • What have societies considered worth fighting for and what causes change over time?
  • How does the desire for wealth influence actions?
  • Is conflict between societies avoidable?
  • What makes a revolution?
  • How does the evaluation of past events help us to make future decisions?

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Social Justice/Map Skills
  • Early U.S. Settlements
  • Colonial America
  • The Road to the American Revolution
  • The Constitution

6th Grade

6th Grade Social Studies introduces students to the patterns of settlement and social systems of the Western Hemisphere. 

Big Questions Tackled:

  • How does immigration affect relationships between countries?
  • What historic culture influenced several regions of the Western Hemisphere?
  • Name the different political, physical, and economic regions of the Western Hemisphere.
  • What kinds of information can we learn about an event/group of people from just reading a map?

Topics Covered:

  • Geography of the Western Hemisphere
  • Patterns of settlements, places, and global interactions
  • Cultural and Physical Characteristics of Western Hemisphere
  • Patterns of Settlement related to physical systems
  • Social systems of the Western Hemisphere
  • Our interaction with our environment

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