Social Studies

We often look to our past to determine our future, outlining our path for a safe and better tomorrow-- that is History. Social Studies have eight (8) strands: History, Geography, Economics, Government, Citizenship, Culture, Science, technology, and society, and Social Studies Skills.

In grades K-3, students learn how to become a citizen, map skills, and important facts about historical figures. Grades 4, 7 will study Texas History, Grades 5, 8, 11: U.S. History, Grades 6, 9 will study World Cultures and World Geography. And Grade 10, World History.

What's Happening Now!

Social Studies, Grade 8 Review for STAAR

Below are links to open each day assignment review sheet.

STAAR Review PowerPoint

Study Guide and Test Information

Student Booklet for STAAR Review

Review Key People Events and Laws

Day 1

Day 6

Day 2

Day 7

Day 3

Day 8

Day 4

Day 9

Day 5

Day 10


Summer Happenings

Our Curriculum
TEKS Resource System

The  TEKS Resource System  is the new name (as of Aug. 30, 2013) for CSCOPE. It is a curriculum management  system

developed by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, which is comprised of Texas' 20 Education Service Centers.
What will we cover?

YAG (Year at A Glance) Document

K-12 TEKS are arranged by Units in which they are divided into nine (9) week periods.
K-2 Year at a Glance

First Grade
Second Grade

3-5 Year at a Glance Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
6-8 Year at a Glance Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
9-12 World Geography
World History
U.S. History

2015-2016 Newly adopted Social Studies Textbook

Grades K-5
Publisher: Pearson
Pearson Textbooks

Middle School
Grades 6-8
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

High School
Grades 9-12
http://connected. mcgraw - hill .com


The students are assessed by the State of Texas using the STAAR Social Studies, Grades 8—U.S. History through Reconstruction and the STAAR EOC U S History Grade 11—which covers U.S. History from 1877 to Present.

Social Studies, Grade 8 Blue Print , Assessed Curriculum
Social Studies, United States History Blue Print , Assessed Curriculum

Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12

Kizzy Miller

 Kizzy Miller, M.ED

K-12 Social Studies Supervisor
220 E. Beltline Road, DeSoto, TX 75115
(972) 223-6666 ext. 266