Our Social Studies program puts the world in the hand of students as they explore artifacts, maps, models and cultures of the world. Each grade level studies geography and world cultures. Students discover the integration between humans and the biological, physical, economic, and social world. The Early Elementary years are devoted to community and culture. Young students learn to locate themselves in time and space. They explore the interaction of peoples and their natural biome. They examine the concepts of shelter, food, transportation, culture and clothing across time and place.
The Middle Elementary years continue to exploration of culture and geography. The curriculum begins to transform to the exploration of government and history. Social Studies activities include current events, literature study, research, note taking, presentations and study trips. Students continue to connect their studies to the world around them.
The Upper Elementary years begin to study cultures in conflict as they look at the political overlay on the natural biomes of the world. Students become adept at investigating the world locally and globally through the lens offered by history, economics, politics and sociology as they continue to explore the complexities of culture.