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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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United Way Campaign

Once again, September will be a “Month of Giving” at Union Public Schools. We appreciate the generosity of Union students, families, teachers and staff as we raise funds for the 59 partner agencies of the Tulsa Area United Way. Thank you for joining in the fun as we support the United Way’s mission of uniting people and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community.

September is School Attendance Awareness Month

School spirit is a commitment. It requires that you be here, body and soul. Without a strong base, the pyramid falls apart. It’s the same in life. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. Absence is the spirit-killer. A crowd-pleasing routine is more than just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU

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Union Public Schools has a new website! We are pleased to work with our new provider Gabbart Communications. While it is a brand-new website, we have purposely designed it to be familiar. So most items will be found in the places in which you are accustomed to finding them. We are continuing to refine the site and more features, such as video, are coming. If you have a comment, please email us.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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