Social Studies


The goal of the social studies curriculum is to engage students in learning about government, economics, culture, and geography from past, present, and future aspects of society. Skyline Math and Science Academy will support all students in being responsible citizens of their community. Elements of our social studies program will include:

  • NCSS Online National Teachers’ Library, Minnesota Center for Social Studies Education, the Minnesota History Museum, and National Geographic provide online detailed lesson plans for teachers to follow on a variety of topics in history, economics, citizenship, government, and geography.
  • Harcourt Social Studies Curriculum States and Regions and Making a New Nation provide themes, skills, and lesson plans and include hands-on activities and technology exploration. These textbooks and materials meet the national core curriculum standards and will be supplemented with the resources listed for all grades to meet U.S. history strands of the MN Social Studies Standards.
  • Northern Lights 2nd edition created by the Minnesota Historical Society, meets Minnesota social studies standards. Northern Lights materials include interactive investigations that reference primary sources and make connections among history, civics, economics, and geography. Includes enriched American Indian content.
  • IXL online resource for supplemental content and for assessment: IXL includes Social Studies components, linked to the Minnesota state standards, as well as reading and math resources.