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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).

SoSmart Manual  [ PDF ]

The complete SoSmart implementation guide for multi-grade classrooms.
(Also available for download in individual sections below.)

Cover  [ PDF ]

Front Matter  [ PDF ]

Table of Contents  [ PDF ]

Acknowledgments  [ PDF ]

Introduction  [ PDF ]

Scheduling Charts  [ PDF ]

Textbook List

Map Cycles, Lower  [ PDF ]

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).

Map Cycles, Upper  [ PDF ]

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.

Cycle 1

Cycle 1, Lower  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Lower, Chart  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Lower, Q1  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Lower, Q2  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Lower, Q3  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Lower, Q4  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Upper  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Upper, Chart  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Upper, Q1  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Upper, Q2  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Upper, Q3  [ PDF ]

Cycle 1, Upper, Q4  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2

Cycle 2, Lower  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Lower, Chart  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Lower, Q1  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Lower, Q2  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Lower, Q3  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Lower, Q4  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Upper  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Upper, Chart  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Upper, Q1  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Upper, Q2  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Upper, Q3  [ PDF ]

Cycle 2, Upper, Q4  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3

Cycle 3, Lower  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Lower, Chart  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Lower, Q1  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Lower, Q2  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Lower, Q3  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Lower, Q4  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Upper  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Upper, Chart  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Upper, Q1  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Upper, Q2  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Upper, Q3  [ PDF ]

Cycle 3, Upper, Q4  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4

Cycle 4, Lower  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Lower, Chart  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Lower, Q1  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Lower, Q2  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Lower, Q3  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Lower, Q4  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Upper  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Upper, Chart  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Upper, Q1  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Upper, Q2  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Upper, Q3  [ PDF ]

Cycle 4, Upper, Q4  [ PDF ]

NOTE

Multigrade curriculum rotations are in four year cycles that alternate between odd and even years. The current cycle will depend on the last half of the proposed school year:

  • School years ending with even numbers use even curriculum cycles (2 or 4).
  • School years ending with odd numbers use odd curriculum cycles (1 or 3).

Which odd or even rotation being utilized is determined by the next cycle in the four-year sequence. Text book pages on this site are automatically updated to show the intended cycle, but can be manually set to display another cycle with needed by using the cycle selector at the top right of any application page.

One room teachers: You have a choice in Bible, Art, Music, and PE to choose whichever grade curriculum best reflects the majority of your students. If the majority of students are in grades 1-4, use lower grade choice. If the majority of your students are in grades 5-8, the upper grade choice is used.

SoSmart

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).

SoSmart Manual  [ PDF ]