Science/Social Studies


Science SOL Pacing Guide for 2016-2017


3.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations


3.7 The student will investigate and understand the major components of soil, its origin, and its importance to plants and animals including humans.


3.3 The student will investigate and understand that objects are made of materials that can be described by their physical properties.



3.2 The student will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses.

3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature.



3.4 The student will investigate and understand that adaptations allow animals to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment. Key concepts include


3.5 The student will investigate and understand relationships among organisms


3.6 The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems support a diversity of plants and animals that share limited resources.


3.10 The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species.



3.9 The student will investigate and understand the water cycle and its relationship to life on Earth.


3.11 The student will investigate and understand different sources of energy.





Social Studies SOL Pacing Guide 2016-2017

1st Nine Weeks

3.5a,b,e Geography – Position, locate, and label 7 continents, 5 oceans, hemispheres, grid systems 9 weeks

K.3 Geography – Describe relative location using positional words

K.4 Geography – Use simple maps and globes, locate land and water features

K.5 Geography – Develop awareness of maps and globes position, size and views

1.4a,b, Geography – Recognize basic map symbols, reference land, water, cities, roads, and use cardinal directions

1.5 Geography – Construct simple map using symbols in map legend

2.5a Geography – Locating Continents, Oceans, Equator on Maps and Globes

3.6 Geography – Read and construct maps, tables, graphs, charts

2.6 Geography – Construct Simple Maps: title, map legend, and compass rose

2.1 History – Explain contributions of Ancient China and Egypt and how they influenced the present world

2.4a,b Geography – Locate China, Egypt and the United States

2.5b Geography – Locate select rivers, lakes, and mountain ranges

3.1 History – Explain contributions of Ancient Greece and Rome and influences to present world (tested in 2nd 9 weeks)

3.2 History – Study Mali and describe oral tradition, government, and economic development (tested in 2nd 9 weeks)

3.4a Geography – Locate Greece, Rome, and West Africa (tested in 2nd 9 weeks)

Review for Benchmark

2nd Nine Weeks

3.4b,c Geography – Describe and explain physical and human characteristics of Greece, Rome, Mali; Adaptation 9 weeks

3.5c,d Geography – Locate Spain, France, England and regions in the Americas traveled by Explorers

3.7 Economics – Explain Greece, Rome, Mali (production only)

3.3a-b History – Study exploration of Americas, describe accomplishments of Explorers, identify their reasons and their impact

3rd Nine Weeks

K.1a History – Identify famous Americans and events 9 weeks

1.6 Geography – Describe how location affects community, climate, physical surroundings

2.2 History – Compare lives and contributions of 3 American Indian cultures

2.4c,d Geography – Locate Native American Regions; understand environment and culture

3.10a-c Civics – Recognize and explain government, rules, laws, and rights

1.4d Geography – Locate Richmond, Virginia and Washington, DC

3.11a-c Civics – Explain, describe, identify, and recognize Americans, Symbols, and Holidays

K.1b, K.2History – Identify people and events; describe everyday life in the past and present

K.9 Civics – Recognize American Flag and know the President

1.2, 1.3 History – Discuss famous Americans and Holidays

1.11 Civics – Recognize and identify American symbols, patriotism, and respect for the American flag

2.11 Civics – Identify famous Americans

3.12 Civics – Recognize American diversity, basic principles of government, rights and freedom

1.12 Civics – Recognize Virginia’s government, communities, diversity, and common principles

Review for Benchmark

4th Nine Weeks

K.6 Economics – Match people and jobs 7 weeks

1.1 History – Interpret information on timelines of events: past, present, future

2.3 History – Community Life: buildings, jobs, transportation, and population

2.12b Civics – Understand Virginia’s diversity, contributions, and common principles

K.8 Civics – Demonstrate understanding of good citizenship

1.10 Civics – Apply traits of good citizenship

2.10 Civics – Explain responsibilities of good citizenship

K.7 Economics – Recognize choices; explain needs and wants

1.7-1.9 Economics – Explain producers and consumers of goods and services; explain making choices; recognize saving money

2.7-2.9 Economics – Describe natural, human, capital resources; distinguish between bartering, money and exchange; explain scarcity and making choices

3.7 Economics – Explain natural, human, and capital resources in Greece, Rome, Mali

3.8 Economics – Recognize specialization

3.9 Economics – Identify economic choice and explain opportunity cost