Welcome to the Illinois Social Science Teacher Website!
This site allows Illinois teachers access to information, resources and professional learning opportunities to support social science education throughout the state. The website also provides opportunities to connect and collaborate with other educators throughout the state and the Illinois Social Science Content Specialists.
Illinois Social Science Learning Standards
The Illinois Social Science Learning Standards were adopted in January of 2016 for implementation to begin during the 2017-2018 school year. These documents are located on the Illinois State Board of Education Social Science website but can also be found below for your convenience.
K-12 Social Science Standards Packet (updated June 2017) This packet includes narrative explanations of the various components of the standards, key definitions, and articulates the K-12 vertical alignment of the standards. Please click the image to the left to view and/or download the file.
Social Science Standards by Grade Level: The following documents for individual grade levels or grade-bands.
ABOUT US: A collaborative project between IL Classrooms in Action, Illinois State University and the Illinois State Board of Education, this site is maintained by the ISBE Content Specialists at the Center for Educational Initiatives at ISU.