Social Studies

Holy Cross School offers a lively study of people and places throughout time, where students can compare and contrast their experiences to those of the past.


Learn and Work, Scott Foresmann

Units: Getting Along, Symbols, Work, Where We Are, Calendars, Times Past

Grade 1

Time and Place, Scott Foresman

Units: Citizenship, People and Places, Our Country, Changes Over Time, Celebrate Cultures, Goods and Services

Grade 2

Then and Now, Scott Foresman

Units: Long Ago and Yesterday, Map Skills, Our Government, Producers and Consumers, People in History

Grade 3

California Vistas - California Communities, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

Units: Communities and Geography, Native American Communities, Communities CHange, Communities at Work, Many Communities, One Nation

Grade 4

Our Golden State, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

Units: The Golden State - Our Home, Early California History, Becoming a State, A Growing State, A Changing California

Grade 5

Making a New Nation, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

Units: Native People of North America, Exploration and Colonization, The English Establish 13 Colonies, The Struggle for North America, A New Nation, The Nation Expands, The American People, Then and Now

Grade 6

Discovering Our Past: Ancient Civilizations, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Units: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Israel; India, China, and the Americas; The Greeks and Romans

Grade 7

Discovering our Past: Medieval and Early Modern Times, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Units: New Empires and New Faiths; The Middle Ages; A Changing World

Grade 8

Discovering Our Past: The American Journey to World War I, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Units: A Changing World; Creating a Nation; Launching the Republic; The Young Republic; Civil War and Reconstruction; Reshaping the Nation