Social studies in the primary years (K-2) focuses on building community and introducing students to the geography, economics, government, and history of their community and school (Kindergarten), our state (grade one) and our nation (grade two). In grade three, students begin to closely analyze world geography through lenses that include cultural groups and the relationship between people and the environments in which we live and work. A broader approach to United States and South Carolina history is offered in grades four and five. Grade six focuses on world history and allows students to look at the human story from the ancient civilizations all the way through modern history through a survey approach, grade seven allows students to examine world regional geography, and grade eight takes an in-depth look at South Carolina's unique past.
At the secondary level, Lexington One offers a comprehensive and rigorous social studies curriculum that allows students a variety of paths to meet individual needs and interests. Advanced Placement social studies courses are available at all district high schools. United States History and Constitution has a state-mandated end-of-course test that counts for 20% of the course grade.
Human Geography, World History, Economics and Personal Finance, United States Government, and a variety of elective social studies courses are all available to our high school students, and they are listed in the district course guide.
If you have any questions or comments about the social studies curriculum in Lexington County School District One, please contact:
Social Studies Coordinator