Report Card Comments & Phrases—Social Studies

Make the most of your report card writing time using these suggested comments and phrases for social studies. Appropriate for all grade levels, they can be edited or modified for particular students or classroom scenarios.

Social Studies Report Card Comments & Phrases

Positive social studies comments

  • _______ demonstrates a solid understanding of social studies concepts at this grade level.
  • _______ enjoys learning about and discussing current topics and events.
  • At this point, _______ has successfully mastered the basic social studies concepts for this grade level.
  • _______ has developed a strong knowledge of U.S./World history.
  • _______ is able to easily relate history to current events and think critically about connections between them.
  • _______ turns in thoughtful, well-researched papers and assignments.
  • _______ has developed a strong knowledge of U.S./World/regional/local geography.
  • _______ is skilled at performing research with primary and secondary sources.
  • _______ frequently helps classmates with concepts, not answers.
  • _______ really enjoys learning about history makes extra effort to be attentive and focused in class.
  • _______ is active in class discussions and group activities.
  • _______ understands and can identify basic social structures (communities, families, and jobs).
  • _______ enjoys working with maps and learning about new places.
  • _______ understands and uses basic social studies concepts and vocabulary to ____.
  • _______ understands and can apply basic concepts of economics and commerce.
  • _______ understands and applies math, science, and language arts concepts and skills in social studies class.
  • _______ can perform basic research and apply learning to social studies assignments and activities.
  • _______ can identify and name U.S./World/regional/local countries/capitals/cities/towns/landmarks on a map.
  • _______ works well with other students to complete group social studies activities.
  • _______ understands basic civics, government, and law concepts.
  • _______ has strong knowledge of U.S/World/regional/local history.
  • _______ shows a keen interest in history and often brings additional facts to class discussions.
  • _______ successfully applies critical thinking skills in class activities and discussions.
  • _______ is able to articulate the social and historical significance of events studied in class.
  • _______ has a strong understanding of different political systems and their implications.
  • _______ is able to connect historical events and trends with their impact on present day situations.
  • _______ consistently demonstrates excellent note-taking skills in class.
  • _______ excels in constructing and supporting arguments based on historical evidence.
  • _______ shows a good understanding of different cultures and their histories.
  • _______ has a good grasp on the importance of historical context when studying events or figures.
  • _______ consistently shows respect and understanding of differing perspectives when discussing historical events or figures.
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Needs improvement social studies comments

  • _______ has worked hard in social studies this quarter. However, her progress has been slower than I would have liked. Can we meet to discuss some helpful strategies?
  • _______ has struggled with tests and quizzes, especially history and geography. Please help _______ work on this before all tests and quizzes.
  • _______ is having trouble with many of the basic skills in social studies. Can we meet to discuss some helpful strategies?
  • _______ has struggled with memorizing and recalling important dates/events/concepts. Please help _______ work on this nightly.
  • The quality of _______'s social studies homework is inconsistent. His/her grade would improve with more consistent effort on these assignments.
  • _______ needs more practice on map skills.
  • _______ has difficulty retaining social studies concepts, vocabulary, and historical information.
  • _______ is still struggling with social studies tests and quizzes.
  • _______ is beginning to memorize the _______.
  • _______ still needs strengthening in the concept of _______.
  • _______ struggles with retaining and recalling dates, events, places, and other facts and figures.
  • _______ has difficulty participating in class discussions. Encouraging _______ to speak up could improve his/her understanding.
  • _______ needs to develop better note-taking skills to aid in studying.
  • _______ struggles to make connections between historical events and current events. Further exploration of this skill at home could be beneficial.
  • _______ has difficulty interpreting historical documents. Additional practice with this at home could help.
  • _______ often does not complete homework assignments on time. Ensuring that _______ starts assignments early could improve his/her grade.
  • _______ has trouble understanding the impact of social structures and needs more practice in this area.
  • _______ needs to improve in research skills, particularly with finding and using credible sources.
  • _______ has difficulty with the concepts of economics and commerce. Extra tutoring or practice in this area may be helpful.
  • _______ struggles to grasp basic civics, government, and law concepts. Additional study in these areas would be beneficial.
  • _______ needs to work on respect and understanding of differing perspectives during class discussions.

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