Social Studies

  • The Arizona Social Studies Standards are currently under review by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).  New Arizona Social Studies Standards should be available by December 2018 for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year.  See the latest updates from the ADE

  • K-5 Social Studies

    K-5 Arizona Social Studies Standards are organized around five strands:  American History, World History, Civics/Government, Geography, and Economics.  The standards delineate various concepts and performance objectives at each level.

    CCUSD currently uses the following textbooks published by Harcourt to facilitate instruction:

    • Kindergarten: Leveled Readers
    • Grade 1:  Social Studies:  A Child's View
    • Grade 2:  People We Know
    • Grade 3:  Our Communities
    • Grade 4:  Arizona
    • Grade 5:  United States - Social Studies & United States - Making a New Nation

  • 6-8 Social Studies

    6-8 Arizona Social Studies Standards are organized around five strands:  American History, World History, Civics/Government, Geography, and Economics.  The standards delineate various concepts and performance objectives at each level.

    CCUSD currently uses the following textbooks published by Harcourt as well as the Discovery Education online resource to facilitate instruction:

    • Grade 6:  Welcome to World History:  Ancient Civilizations/World History - McDougal Littell
    • Grade 7:  Welcome to World HIstory:  Medieval & Early Modern Times - McDougal Littell 
    • Grade 8:  American History - McDougal Littel
    • Supplemental Resource:  Discovery Education Techbook (online)
                                     
  • 9-12 Social Studies

    9-12 Arizona Social Studies Standards are organized around five strands:  American History, World History, Civics/Government, Geography, and Economics.  The standards delineate various concepts and performance objectives at each level.

    CCUSD offerings go above and beyond the Arizona Standards for Social Studies.  CSHS offers Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses in addition to the regular mainstream classes required by the state.  CSHS currently uses the following textbooks (listed by course offerings)  to facilitate instruction:

    ECONOMICS (Grade 12)
    Prentice Hall:  Economics  C2013  Partnership with the Wall Street Journal

    AP ECONOMICS (Grade 12)
    Pearson:  Foundations of Economics AP Edition  C2011 5th Ed with AP Test Prep Series:  AP Economics Macroeconomics and Microeconomics

    AM/AZ GOVERNMENT  (Grade 11)
    Pearson:  MacGruder’s American Government

    AP GOVERNMENT (Grade 12)
    Pearson:  Edwards:  Government in America

    WORLD HISTORY (Grades 9 & 10)
    McGraw Hill:  World History & Geography 2300 BC to Present

    AP WORLD HISTORY (Grades 9 &10)
    Bedford St. Martin’s:  Ways of the World: A Global History with Sources

    POS 220 (Dual Enrollment - Grade 11)
    McGraw Hill:  American Democracy Now 

    SOCIOLOGY (Grades 10-12)
    McGraw-Hill:  Sociology and You

    IB HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS (Grades 11 & 12)
    McGraw Hill:  AP Edition/American History by Alan Brinkley C 2012

    AM/AZ HISTORY (Grade 11)
    Holt McDougal:  The Americans

    AP US HISTORY(Grades 11 & 12) 
    CSHS Introduction to APUSH
    Bedford St. Martin’s: America’s History for the AP Course

    AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
    Bedford/St. Martin:  A History of Western Society 
    Strive for a 5:  Preparing for the AP European History Exam
    Sources for Western Society Since 1300 C2013 3rd Edition

    IB 20th Century World
    1. Pearson:  History 20th Century World Authoritarian and Single-Party States
    2. Pearson:  History 20th Century World:  The Cold War
    3. Pearson:  History:  20th Century World:  Causes, Practices, and Effects of Wars

    IB ECONOMICS
    1. Data response questions for economics with answers by Alan Glanville
      ISBN 0 952 4746 46
      Glanville Books Oxford UK

    2. Multiple choice questions for economics with answers by Alan Glanvill
      ISBN 0 952 4746 3 8
      Glanville Books,
      31 Hobson Road,
      Summertown,
      Oxford, OX2 7JX
      United Kingdom

    3. Workbook for the New I.B. Economics by Bryce McBride c 2001
      Corecko Publishing
      650 Lacroix Bay Road, R.R. #1,
      Westmeath, Ontario
      Canada K0J 2L0