In Social Studies, we provide students with in-depth and differentiated learning experiences that are meaningful, challenging, and engaging. The students ask questions and connect social studies to their lives. We tap into the natural curiosity of children and explore themes through the concepts of history, culture, civics, and geography. Some theme examples include: diversity, government, democracy, American values, traditions, beliefs, and communities.
Students use a variety of resources including non-fiction books, maps, documents, newspapers, photographs, online sources, and timelines to research and interpret topics. Students demonstrate their understanding through performance-based assessments and projects such as the 3rd Grade Wax Museum, and the 4th grade New Jersey study featuring a NJ Cake Day, Revolutionary War reenactments, and development of colonies.
It is our mission that as our students move from PreK-3 to Grade 4 they become socially responsible and civic-minded individuals developing skills needed to promote citizenship in a diverse and changing world.