Social Studies

Frequently Asked History Social Studies Questions:

What are the District programs for History Social Studies?

How do I access the online textbook and resources for my child?

K-5th Grade History Social Studies On-Line

6-8th Grade History Social Studies On-Line


  • The History Social Studies textbook and resources can be accessed through the Google dashboard

    • Students must be logged into their school Google account.

    • Go to

    • Scroll down to the bottom

      • Pearson Realize (K-5) 

        • Once on Pearson, click on realize on the right hand side to get to the textbook and resources.

      • TCI (6-8)


Google Classroom


Using their district account and the class code provided by the teacher (one time), students can access assignments and ask questions to the teacher.

What are the standards that my child is expected to learn?

Framework by grade level:

Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade

Complete History-Social Studies Framework

Brochures for Parents/Guardians 
These brochures on the history–social science framework provide parents/guardians insights into what their children are learning as they progress through the grade levels. The brochures also provide a brief summary of the instructional shifts in the framework.

The Elementary Grades, History–Social ScienceExternal link opens in new window or tab.(PDF)
The Middle Grades, History–Social ScienceExternal link opens in new window or tab.(PDF)


How can I help my child?

  • iCivics* -“iCivics gives students the necessary tools to learn about and participate in civic life..”

  • Library of Congress - “News, events, new content & more from the National Library of Congress & specific subject areas — from legislature to poetry, from music to science, from cataloging to copyright.”

  • National Archives - “Teach with documents using our online tool. Locate teachable primary sources.”

  • Historical Thinking Matters - “focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives in a webquest format.”

  • California History-Social Science Project - Find out about the CA History Social Studies Framework and Standards.

  • Smithsonian Education “The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a free, interactive platform that gives you and your children access to millions of Smithsonian digital resources and provides easy-to-use tools to create school projects. Easily find something of interest to your child or set them loose to discover on their own..”

  • National Constitution Center “The first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”

  • Hippocampus* - “Free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school students, free of charge.”

  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - “A nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states, including a website that features more than 60,000 unique historical documents.”

  • Digital History - “Enhances history teaching and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials.”

*This site and tool has not been approved for our district per the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA).