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Social Studies Curricula

Social Studies teachers follow the Louisiana State Department of Education’s Social Studies Scope and Sequence, including the use of the Student Resource Packet.  The links below will allow access to the Scope and Sequence, including required texts and lesson materials. These documents embed materials which are featured in the Student Resource Packet students use in our classroom.

According to the Louisiana State Department of Education, students in grades 6-8 are expected to grow to a Mastery level or above achievement on LEAP 2025 exams by 8th grade. To aid in understanding what each level of scores on LEAP 2025 looks like, the DOE publishes documents entitled “Achievement Level Descriptors” which outline specific student response details which data gatherers need to see at each level. Links to Achievement Level Descriptors are included for understanding of the rigorous expectations.  For understanding of the rigor and style of the LEAP 2025 exam, a Parent Guide to LEAP 2025 Practice Tests document is provided.. This document allows access to practice tests in multiple grade levels. 

For the past three years, the Ouachita Parish School Board has been in partnership with the Southern Regional Educational Board using the Louisiana Design Collaborative. This initiative provides planning and teaching resources to support educators in rigor and methodology, particularly in the use of literacy and writing as tools for learning. A link to a document entitled “Powerful Practices in the Literacy Based Classroom” is included to aid in understanding the look of today’s Social Stuides classroom from both student and teacher perspectives. 

All  links other than the Powerful Practices link are taken from the Louisiana Department of Education’s website louisianabelieves.com but are placed below for quick access. 

6th grade social studies Scope and Sequence

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/social-studies-sample-scope-and-sequence-updated---grade-6_10.docx

6th grade Achievement Level Descriptors

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/grade-6-social-studies-achievement-level-descriptors.pdf

7th grade social studies Scope and Sequence

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/social-studies-sample-scope-and-sequence---grade-7_9.docx

7th grade Achievement Level Descriptors

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/grade-7-social-studies-achievement-level-descriptors.pdf

8th grade social studies Scope and Sequence

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/social-studies-sample-scope-and-sequence---grade-8_6.docx

8th grade Achievement Level Descriptors

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/grade-8-social-studies-achievement-level-descriptors.pdf

Parents’ Guide to the LEAP 2025 Practice Tests

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/parent-guide-to-the-leap-2025-practice-tests.pdf

Powerful Practices in the Literacy Based Classroom

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1825/powerful_practices_in_the_literacy_based_classroom.pdf