Grades 1 - 2 Social Studies

  • The National Council for the Social Studies defines social studies as, "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence." Within the school's program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.