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Elementary (Grades K - 5) Social Studies

I Can... Statements - Parent / student friendly statements designed by Westerville City School's coordinators and teachers to help you better understand the Ohio Academic Content Standards as they apply to your child.  The Social Studies program in the Westerville City Schools' goal, in accordance with the Ohio Academic Content Standards, is to provide a set of clear and rigorous expectations for all students. The seven standards listed below clearly define a balanced program of knowledge and skills necessary for active citizenship:

  • History
  • People in Societies
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Social Studies Skills and Methods

Textbooks & Materials

All students in WCS from Grade 1 through Grade 8 use the Scott Foresman 2005 textbook series that is aligned with the Ohio content standards and matched to our assessments and achievement records.

Supplemental Social Studies Programs

Supplemental social studies programs used throughout various grade levels include several research-based, field tested programs such as Kids Voting USA (KVUSA) and History Alive!


Ohio Academic Content Standards:  K - 12 Social Studies

"I Can...Statements"

Kindergarten (PDF)

First Grade (PDF)

Second Grade (PDF)

Third Grade (PDF)

Fourth Grade (PDF)

Fifth Grade (PDF)



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