Social Studies Management and Resource Tool (SoSmart) for Multi-grade Classrooms
The SoSmart manual is designed to assist the multi-grade teacher in planning and teaching social studies. Four cycles for both lower and upper grades incorporate the North American Division Social Studies Standards and content from the approved social studies textbooks. By following the approved cycles, the multi-grade teacher will be able to assure all social studies standards are introduced over the four years while teaching the same topics/standards across four levels (grades).
The complete SoSmart implementation guide for multi-grade classrooms.
(Also available for download in individual sections below.)
In Grades 1-4, the teacher will utilize all four levels of social studies textbooks each year. This is an attempt to avoid all easier (Grade 1) or more difficult (Grade 4) content and textbooks for the entire year. By using McGraw-Hill online digital presentations, the teacher should be able to electronically project the student textbook pages for most books (not available at this time for Our Country and Its Regions – 4th grade).
In Grades 5-8, the cycles are organized so they alternate between American History and World History. In each yearly cycle, only one textbook will be used. McGraw-Hill has a digital student text available for all upper grade textbooks as well as digital presentations for the teacher to adapt as desired.
View a single PDF file of all elementary Social Studies standards.
View a PDF file of each elementary Social Studies standard correlated to the corresponding textbook content.