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Social Studies

Social Studies is the study of people, places, and environments, enabling us to understand the relationship between human populations and the physical world. Human beings create, learn, share, and adapt to culture. Cultures are dynamic and change over time.

Social studies in the Ladue School District strives to prepare the next generation of engaged and informed citizens who are contributing members of an interdependent world through:

Vision for Social Studies Education

  • Critical and reflective thinking

  • Personal and civic decisions based on multiple perspectives

  • Skills necessary for lifelong learning and adaptability in a changing world

  • Civil discourse

  • Social responsibility

Priority Standards

Access the social studies learning objectives for each grade level.


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

World History and Geography

US History

US Government and Politics

History of St. Louis

History of Social Change

US International Relations: Post WWII

Current Events

Sustainable Investigations

Black Studies

AP European History

AP World History

AP United States History

AP US Government and Politics