These disciplines are taught explicitly, as well as integrated into Language Arts, Mathematics and Units of Inquiry, that engage children in authentic investigations. Through their inquiries, children not only develop conceptual understanding and learn about developmentally appropriate subject area content; they develop subject-specific skills, learning to think and act like scientists, historians, and geographers.
These investigations are designed to support children in learning to think critically and creatively as well as promoting action on a community and personal level.
Learners are assessed on how well they:
Social Studies Standards:
- Investigate personal, local, and global issues
- Draw evidence-based conclusions about human experiences and impact across time, place, and culture
- Understand and use Social Studies knowledge and concepts
- Conduct scientific inquiry
- Draw evidence-based conclusions
- Apply scientific knowledge and concepts