Elementary School Science and Social Studies Topics
I have this habit of getting interested (read: obsessed) with high-detail, repetative projects where I’m filled with self-doubt because I don’t know if anyone ever will benefit from my effort.
Here is my most recent. It is a map of elementary science and social studies topics from the Ohio state standards documents. I felt compelled to read through them all and boil each one down to just a few words and then put them on a single sheet.
|Grade||Earth and Space Science||Life Science||Physical Science||History||Geography||Government||Economics|
|Kindergarten||seasons, weather, temperature, precipitation, wind, air, observe the moon, sun, stars||observe living things||sorting, sound||time, personal history, cultures, flag, pledge, anthem||maps, individual differences and similarities||responsibilities, rules, authority||goods and services|
|Grade One||sun and water||needs of living things||heating and cooling, forces, relative position||time, artifacts, changing way of life||maps, physical and human characteristics of places||common goals, collaboration, rules, fairness||scarcity, produce and consume, goods, trade, currency|
|Grade Two||air and water and weather. heating and freezing||ecosystems, extinction||forces and motion||calendars, timelines, artifacts, science and technology changes, biographies||maps, regional work, culture develops from environment||respect rights, accountabilies, rules||bar graphs, resources, goods and services, money, working to earn money|
|Grade Three||soil, rocks, renewable and nonrenewable resources, pollution, recycling||life cycles, traits match environment||force and motion, states of matter, heat, electrical energy, light, sound, magnetic energy||years, decades, centuries, primary and secondary sources, communities change||physical and political maps, effect of agriculture and industry and resources on people, effect of people on environment, transportation and communication diversity||solve problems, governments, laws||line graphs, incentives, trade-offs, markets, cost-benefit, budget|
|Grade Four||Landforms created by weathering, erosion, deposition, flooding, earthquakes, volcano||fossils||conservation of matter when break, dissolve, phase change; energy transfer to a new place or phase, circuits, electricity and magnetism||indians, settlers, immigrants conflict; 13 colonies, revolution, Northwest Ordinance, War of 1812, Underground Railroad; tech innovations||maps, Ohio agriculture, industry, natural resources, regions of North, South, West. increasing diversity. transportation systems||govt opportunities, laws, US and Ohio constitution, 1st amendment||tables and charts, entrepreneurs, saving.|
|Grade Five||solar system, orbits, stars||food webs||speed, distance, time, force. light, sound||BC, AD, BCE, CE; Maya, Inca, Aztec Mississippian had unique governments, social structures, religion, technologies, agricultures. European colonization||maps, latitude and longitude, climate, regions. environment affects humans, humans affect environment. indian cultures, tribes, nations, ideas move and creates diversity. culture is language, food, religion, art, music||gather, interpret, check info. display data graphically, types of governments||circle graph, consequences, specialization, workers improve income by gaining knowledge, skills, experiences|