Social Studies Curriculum
The curriculum content standards for the Iowa City Community School District are based on the work of the a) Iowa Core Curriculum and b) the National Council of Social Studies and the C3 Framework. Finally, curriculum standards are also tied to the Common Core Standards. The English/Language Arts standards include a section on History/Social Studies for grades 6-12. These standards focus on writing and reading informational text and primary sources. Standards address history, government (political science/civics), geography, economics and social sciences (behavioral sciences).
The content standards, benchmarks and objectives were approved by a district curriculum review committee during the 2011-2012 school year. The curriculum content standards were revised in fall 2009 to reflect the Iowa Core Curriculum, mandated by Iowa law in 2008. The standards were revised again in 2015 during a District curriculum review.