Middle School Social Studies
Our middle school Social Studies program follows the Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs), which focus on Civics, Economics, Geography, History, and Social Studies Skills. The goal of our Social studies program is to create
Middle School Social Studies and Washington State History Credit
Students in the Edmonds School District take two years of Social Studies while in Middle School.
In order to graduate from any Washington State high school, students
Social Studies Offerings
Traditional course pathway
Offered at all Middle and K-8 Schools in the Edmonds School District
*select the link to see course descriptions.
Social Studies 7: Washington State History and Medieval History
Social Studies 8: US History: 1776 to 1900
Students in the Edmonds School District middle schools have a variety of alternative, honors, and highly capable courses. Please contact the school for specific information on these courses.
Alderwood Middle: 425-431-7579
Brier Terrace Middle: 425-431-7834
College Place Middle: 425-431-7451
Meadowdale Middle: 425-431-7707
Madrona K-8: 425-431-7979
Maplewood K-8: 425-431-7515
Since Time Immemorial
Since Time Immemorial (STI) is a Washington State and Tribes of Washington co-created Native American curriculum. As of 2014, the Edmonds School District has been actively incorporating STI lessons and learning objectives into our curriculum.
In collaboration with OSPI and local Tribal Representatives, the Edmonds School District has mapped out STI specific units of study in grades 7, 8, 11, and 12. Further, Edmonds School District personnel are working with the Tulalip Tribes to create Tulalip specific lessons on boarding schools, land rights, and the Lushootseed language.
District Approved Resources
Approved Textbooks and Supplemental Resources
Please visit the above link for a list of Edmonds School District approved textbooks and supplemental resources.
Washington State Standards
The Edmonds School District Social Studies Department currently follows the Office of Superintendent Public Instruction (OSPI) suggested course content and standards at each grade level. Follow the links below for a general overview of each course.
7th Grade Washington State Standards for Medieval History and Washington State History
Social Studies and the Common Core
ESD Social Studies programs also implement the CCSS HIstory Standards.
7th -8th Grade Common Core Standards for History.