Social Studies

Lindsay Cocos
6th Grade
720-423-9417

lindsay_cocos@dpsk12.org

Judie Wurm
7th Grade
720-423-9399

JUDIE_WURM@dpsk12.org

Mark Horowitz
8th Grade
720-423-9406

Mark_Horowitz@dpsk12.org


Small group collaborative partnering is at the heart of instruction in social studies. Grant Beacon Middle School implements the district adopted social studies curriculum, and supplements with online blended learning resources and project-based learning applications.

6th Grade: Geography
The sixth grade geography course focuses on the Colorado Model Content Standards for Geography. The core of the sixth grade geography course is Teacher Curriculum Institute’s (TCI’s) Geography Alive!: Regions and People program. The pacing and planning materials are meant to serve as a guideline to use in preparing daily lessons designed to meet the Colorado Model Content Standards for Geography.

7th Grade: World History
The seventh grade world history course focuses on the Colorado Model Content Standards for History. The core of the seventh grade world history course is TCI’s  History Alive!: The Medieval World and Beyond program. The pacing and planning binder is meant to serve as a guideline in preparing daily lessons designed to meet the Colorado Model Content Standards for History.

8th Grade: U.S. History
The eighth grade U.S. history course examines U.S. history from the Constitution through Reconstruction and focuses on the Colorado Model Content Standards for History, Economics, and Civics. The core of the eighth grade U.S. history course is composed of TCI’s  History Alive!: The United States through Industrialism, as well as the We The People and Foundations of Democracy programs. The unit and lesson plans provided in the planning and pacing binder are meant to serve as guidelines in preparing daily lessons designed to meet the Colorado Model Content Standards for History, Economics, and Civics.