Social Studies

Washington State Social Studies Learning Standards

The Social Studies Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) describe what students should know and be able to do in civics, economics, geography, history and Social Studies skills.

Social Studies in Washington State

Social Studies helps students become responsible citizens in a culturally diverse, democratic society within an interdependent world. Through the exploration of history, geography, economics, and civics, students learn about the people, places, issues, eras, and events that shape our world.