Our social studies program provides opportunities for students to learn about the past and present political, social, and economic systems of the United States and the world.
One major goal is that students develop an understanding and appreciation for cultures and traditions that contributed to the development of the United States of America.
Our social studies program develops within our students the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for them to function as productive and responsible citizens in a complex, changing world.
Areas of study:
Our social studies program is chronologically organized in a two year study of the economic, political, and social development of the United States.
The two-year sequence traces the human experience in the United States from pre-Columbian times to the present.
Social Studies in both grades is presented in a framework that is developmentally appropriate for students in these grades. This approach encourages students to personalize history by examining a wide range of familiar human activities through the eyes of ordinary people in everyday events.
Researching present historical information from the point of view of a person living at a particular time is one activity example.
Through social history projects, students develop basic skills such as obtaining, manipulating, and presenting information. Students are encouraged to make inferences, draw conclusions, and apply information and skills in decision-making.