I’ve added our 2013-2014 social studies goals to the GGP Teacher Manual page. You’ll see individualized goals for Ashby and Ryan as well as blank forms you can download for your own use.
I like to approach history from a world-centered viewpoint. This is different from the CA state standards, but it just makes more sense to me. In CA, 4th grade social studies is all about California history; so our 4th grade goal sheet reflects this.
Ashby and I are both excited to study CA history, even though it basically means we’re adding another subject to our lessons. I have yet to decide just how we’ll do this. I may schedule our CA history as a separate subject, or I may work it into our schedule mainly as reading assignments (which we always include anyways). When I work on our history schedule, I’ll figure out just how in-depth our CA history work will be, and that will determine whether it is a standalone subject or an add-on to our world history studies.
For Ryan’s second grade social studies goals, I have generally adhered to the CA standards. I did select our Historic Individuals from the middle ages so that they will correlate with our Story of the World (SOTW) readings. The list of individuals on his goal sheet is not comprehensive, but I will specify more people when I create his history and reading schedules.