At the elementary level, social studies instruction takes place during several blocks per week taught within students’ regular classrooms.  Social studies lessons are aligned with the grade-level standards prescribed by the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks and follow a developmentally appropriate progression that first examines oneself in relation to family, then local community, and then the larger world.  The curriculum also focuses on developing in students the critical skills necessary to become informed, responsible citizens. 


Westwood is currently engaged in a district-wide Social Studies curriculum review process that will be completed during the fall of 2021.  


Teachers draw from a wide range of texts and resources to support the curriculum, including Newsela and History's Mysteries.


Elementary Standards by Grade:


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5


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