Elementary Course Descriptions by Grade Level
Maryland State Department of Education, Social Studies Standards and Frameworks
*Anne Arundel County Public Schools is in the process of updating all elementary social studies curriculum to align with the MSDE frameworks released in June of 2020.
Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2
Social Studies and Science are integrated as students explore their school, their community and their world. Students are introduced to concepts of civics, economics and geography.
Students explore Anne Arundel County and the greater world community that influences their lives. There is a focus on Environmental Education and the year culminates with an Environmental Action Project.
Students engage in an integrated learning of the history of the United States, using Maryland’s key figures and events as a lens into the national story, while focusing on a more accurate and inclusive story of America prior to colonization through a new nation. *Aligned to the new framework for the 21-22 school year.
Students dive into the history of colonial America with a focus on the economics, geography and political events of that time. Students conduct project-based learning to understand the basic concepts of the American Constitution. *Aligned to the new framework for the 22-23 school year.