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An Elementary Social Studies Curriculum


IMPACT Social Studies: An Overview

Today’s Students are Tomorrow’s Leaders

It’s important to create and cultivate an environment where students grow in their capacity to understand the world around them.

With IMPACT Social Studies for grades K-5, students will gain building blocks for critical thinking, develop a strong reading and writing foundation, and learn what it means to be responsible, active citizens. With engaging content, geared to today’s students, IMPACT takes a fresh approach to social studies curriculum in the elementary classroom.


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Components for IMPACT Social Studies

Teacher’s Edition

The Teacher’s Edition offers the flexibility to organize and expand chapter content based on student inquiry. Social and emotional learning (SEL) call-outs offer point-of-use tips, while embedded language learners support—with research-based instruction and strategies—help all students make connections to the text. The scaffolded curriculum, instructional support, and assessment techniques make planning your IMPACT™ easy.


Available in both print and digital formats.




Explorer Magazine Teaching Guide

The Explorer Magazine Teaching Guide offers leveled texts in a new, engaging manner. Easy-to-use lesson plans empower teachers to assign articles by reading level, allowing students to extend chapter content.


Available in both print and digital formats.




Spanish Components

All components are available in Spanish as part of the IMPACTO curriculum.
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