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Social Studies

This page provides descriptions of the social studies curriculum as well as links to district resources, teacher/parent resources and learning websites that provide quality activities for students. The information is presented below by grade levels.

Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade / 6th -12th Grade /

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Pre-kindergarten - fifth grade

In Union Public Schools, the elementary social studies curriculum teaches students about the world around them in ways that make them excited to learn. The social studies curriculum includes hands-on activities and multi-faceted learning experiences that lead to step-by-step discovery. Students don't just learn social studies - they experience it.

Highlights of Standards for Each Grade Level

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Learning Websites for Students

6th-12th Grades


“The aim of social studies is the promotion of civic competence — the knowledge, intellectual processes, and democratic dispositions required of students to be active and engaged citizens in public life.”  Oklahoma C3 Standards Introduction

Union students follow the social studies course progression below.

  • 6th Grade—Geography, Western Hemisphere
  • 7th Grade—Geography, Eastern Hemisphere
  • 8th Grade—United States History 1754 to 1877
  • 9th Grade—Oklahoma History and Government, 1 semester each
  • 10th Grade—United States History 1877 to the present
  • 11th  & 12th Grades—World History (also offered as a virtual class)
  • 10th—12th Social Studies Electives:  Psychology (AP and on-level), Multi-Cultural History, Criminology, Holocaust Studies, AP Comparative Government, AP European History, AP Human Geography, Global Studies (virtual only)

Social Studies Standards

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Learning Websites for Students

Social Studies Navigation

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Union Public Schools joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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