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Secondary Social Studies Adoption

PSD Secondary Social Studies Mission

Students of Peninsula School District, informed by multiple perspectives, will become critical problem-solvers in a global community.

We aim to provide a powerful and rigorous experience in which students:

  •      Engage with significant ideas
  •      Connect what they are learning with prior knowledge and current events
  •      Can think critically about what they are learning
  •      Can communicate ideas effectively in multiple ways

Adoption Committee recommendation

The Secondary Social Studies Committee has been tasked with reviewing and coming to consensus on a comprehensive curriculum that could be implemented by classroom teachers in grades sixth through twelfth grade. Once consensus is reached by the committee, there will be a public review of the adoption committee's recommendation, the recommendation will be brought to the Instructional Advisory Committee (IAC), and then the Peninsula School District will take action on the recommendation.

Upon adoption of comprehensive curriculum, the multi-year work of implementation will commence.  

Our Secondary Social Studies Adoption Committee met Tuesday, April 6, 2021 to reach a consensus on a recommendation for grades 6-12. The committee reached a consensus to recommend the following: 

  • All Grades | Since Time Immemorial (STI)

  • Grades 6, 7, 8 | Discovery Education (Discovery)

  • Grades 10 | Savvas Realize - Modern Edition (Savvas)

  • Grades 11 & 12 | Teacher’s Curriculum Institute (TCI)

Recommended Curriculum

All Secondary
Since Time Immemorial:
Tribal Sovereignty in Washington 

Grades 6, 7, 8 

World History (Gr. 10)

US History (Gr. 11)
Civics (Gr. 12) 

Additional Recommendation Information


Curriculum Preview

Join us via Zoom for a preview of the recommended curriculum:
April 27, 2021 @ 5:00 PM | Click Here to Join
May 11, 2021 @ 5:30 PM | Click Here to Join


Middle School Adoption Timeline & Meeting Summaries

High School Adoption Timeline & Meeting Summaries


Ashley Stolhand
Secondary English Language Arts and Social Studies Instructional Facilitator

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