• LISD
     
     
    The purpose of the LISD Social Studies program is to prepare students through the development of appropriate knowledge, skills and beliefs to be responsible, participatory citizens. We expect our students to assume roles as leaders in our state and nation in the 21st century.  The courses in Social Studies will help accomplish this goal. Advanced Placement courses are offered in multiple Social Studies Areas and provide opportunities for students to earn college credit.
     

     
    Secondary Social Studies Support Staff
     
    Dr. Kelly Glos
    Secondary Social Studies Supervisor
    469.948.8090
     

     
    Middle School Scope and Sequences
     
    Sixth Grade-Contemporary World Cultures
     
    Unit One - Geography and Our World (3 Weeks)
    Essential Question:
    What are your Social Studies tools?
     
    Unit Two - North America and South America (7 Weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How do people's beliefs influence society? 
     
    How does physical geography affect daily life? 
     
    Who's got the money? (type of economy) 
     
    Who's in charge? (government role and types) 
     
    Unit Three - Southwest Asia, North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa (8 Weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How are present events related to past events? 
     
    How does physical geography affect daily life? 
     
    What happens when cultures collide? 
     
    Unit Four - South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia (8 Weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How do people's beliefs influence society? 
     
    How does physical geography affect daily life? 
     
    Who's got the money? (type of economy) 
     
    Who's in charge? (government role and types) 
     
    Unit Five - Europe, Russia (8 Weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How are present events related to past events? 
     
    Who's got the money? (type of economy) 
    Who's in charge? (government role and types) 
     
    Unit Six - Australia, Pacific Rim (1 Week)
    Essential Questions:
    How are present events related to past events? 
     
    What happens when cultures collide? 
     

    Seventh Grade-Texas History
     
    Unit One - Natural Texas and Its People, Age of Contact, Spanish Colonial (4 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How can Texas be considered a whole other country? 
     
    How did geography affect the population distribution of Texas? 
     
    How did the contributions of European explorers and settlers impact Texas? 
     
    Unit Two - Mexican National, Revolution and Republic (5 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    Why is the Texas Revolution considered a defining moment in American History? 
     
    How did self-determination motivate Texans to move toward revolution? 
     
    Unit Three - Early Statehood, Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction (9 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    What role did Manifest Destiny play in the Civil War and Reconstruction? 
     
    How has the idea of democracy shaped the function and structure of government in Texas and the United States? 
     
    How do you rebuild a nation torn in two? 
     
    Unit Four - Cotton, Cattle and Railroads, Age of Oil (4 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    What is the political, social and economic impact of the legacy of the West on Texas? 
     
    Unit Five - Texas in the Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights and Conservatism
    Essential Questions:
    How does government affect your daily life? 
     
    How has Texas been impacted socially, economically, and politically in the 20th Century? 
     
    How can Texas now be considered a whole other country? 
     
    Unit Six - Contemporary Texas
    Essential Questions:
    How does government affect your daily life? 
     
    How has Texas been impacted socially, economically, and politically in the 20th Century? 
     
    How can Texas now be considered a whole other country? 
     

    Eighth Grade-United States History to 1877
     
    Unit One - Colonial Era (6 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How do old ideas affect new ideas? 
     
    When is it necessary to seek change? 
     
    How do individuals impact significant events? 
     
    Unit Two - Revolutionary (6 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    What justifications are necessary to take drastic action? 
     
    At what point does the attempt to control people without giving them a say lead to resentment and conflict? 
     
    How do individuals impact significant events? 
     
    Unit Three - Confederation and Constitution (6 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    Is compromise necessary to create lasting agreements? 
     
    How do old ideas affect new ideas? 
     
    What are the roles of citizens in democracy? 
     
    Unit Four - New Nation (6 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How do individuals impact significant events? 
     
    What are the effects of always wanting more? 
     
    What does it take to unify a country? 
     
    Unit Five - Manifest Destiny (1.5 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How do individuals impact significant events? 
     
    What are the effects of always wanting more? 
     
    What does it take to unify a country? 
     
    Unit Six - Industrial Revolution and Reform (1.5 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    How do individuals impact significant events? 
     
    When is it necessary to seek change? 
     
    What are the effects of always wanting more? 
     
    Unit Seven - Sectionalism to Reconstruction (8 weeks)
    Essential Questions:
    Why does the failure to compromise create conflict? 
     
    What justifications are necessary to take drastic action? 
     
    How do individuals impact significant events? 
     
    What does it take to unify a country? 
     
    When is it necessary to seek change? 
     

      
    High School
     
    World Geography
     
    World History
     
    United States History
     
    Government
     
    Economics