Academic Standards (K-12)

Doing Social Studies Video Series!

The Doing Social Studies video series supports implementation of the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards for Social Studies. The K-5 videos provide benchmark-by-benchmark explanations along with suggested instructional strategies for educators and activities for students. The 6-12 videos offer effective social studies instructional strategies. Use the guides as you view these videos:

K-5 Video Guide 6-12 Video Guide 

K-5 Summary Overview


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3 - Part 1

Grade 3 - Part 2

Grade 4 - Part 1

Grade 4 - Part 2

Grade 5 - Part 1

Grade 5 - Part 2

6-12 Summary Overview

Concept-based Instruction

Inquiry-based Instruction

Inquiry Process for Grades 6-8

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