In grades K-2, Social Studies is incorporated into the Superkids reading program through the Superkids Magazine. This non-fiction magazine addresses topics such cooperation, community, and respect for self and others. In addition, first and second graders use Scholastic Magazine to address current events.
Through 4th grade Social Studies, students study the regions of the United States while incorporating topics of citizenship and government, economics, mapping skills, cause and effect, geography and human connections to history.
Middle school begins to introduce geographic themes, early cultures, and ancient civilizations. Physical geography and all aspects of culture are incorporated as well. We work with the grid system, globes and different types of maps,and time-lines. The skills of sequencing, making predictions, drawing conclusions, and decision making are developed.
In 5th Grade Social Studies, students will study early American History. Specifically, students will look at the time period from the discovery of the New World through the Civil War. The course books used are: United States History Beginnings to 1877 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Northern Lights by MHS Press.
In 6th Grade Social Studies, students will study the Origins of World Cultures. They will learn about the land features of each of the seven continents on Earth and study the events that took place on these continents. Specifically, students will look at:
- Early Civilizations (Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome)
- The Birth and Life of Jesus
- The Byzantine Empire and the Rise of Islam
- History of Europe, China, Japan, India, Africa, Russia, North America, and Latin America from the beginnings of these civilizations to Modern Day
- United States History
In 7th Grade Social Studies, students will study the History of Christian Civilization. Specifically, students will look at:
- The Earliest Civilizations and the Birth and Life of Jesus
- The Roman Empire
- The Foundations and Buildings of Christianity
- History of the Middle East and the Crusades
- European History from its beginnings through the 1700s
In 8th Grade Social Studies, students will study the Making of the Modern World. Specifically, students will look at:
- The Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment
- Revolutions and Wars in Europe
- World War I and World War II