Social Studies at LPS

Middle Curriculum

General Support Materials

NEW inquiry lesson plans by subject/grade level: COMING SOON!

  • Lessons contained within this folder were developed by LPS teachers during Summer 2018!  New lessons are also linked within each grade level curriculum guide!

Lesson Plan Glossary

  • Get your guide to all the LPS Social Studies terminology here.

Strategies Cornucopia(Updated June 2018)

  • A treasure trove of strategies to be adapted to any social studies lesson.  Strategies include: providing hooks, engaging students with a source, writing questions at varying depths of knowledge, and designing formative practice and summative opportunities.

Office of the Citizen Document (Updated June 2018)

  • Outlines connection between historical thinking, media literacy, and civil discourse.  Definition and strategies are outlined within the document.


Every teacher is encouraged to leave feedback at their grade level.  Feedback will be used to help guide future curriculum work.  Access the feedback form here.

Curriculum Guides & Subject-Specific Support Materials

Please see below for links to resources for your grade level.

6th Grade (Google Drive)

7th Grade (Google Drive)

8th Grade (Google Drive)



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Jaci Kellison
K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Specialist
Phone: 402-436-1805

Deb Batten
Executive Secretary
Phone: 402-436-1632