Social Studies

Subject Areas 

  • History: Students study the history of their family and school to learn chronological thinking and how to use historical sources.  Students compare the present with the past.

  • Geography: Students learn the concept of Place by constructing simple maps, learning examples of absolute and relative location, and differences between land and bodies of water.  Students also study human and physical characteristics of the earth.

  • Economics: Students begin to learn basic concepts of economy through discussion on Wants and Needs.  Students will understand the difference between Producers and Consumers as well as how Scarcity and Choice affect the economy.

  • Civics/Government: Students begin learning basic concepts of government through activities around rules, enforcing rules, fairness, and conflict resolution.  They gain exposure to symbols of America to help build an understanding of citizenship and patriotism.

 

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