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Social Studies

The Social Studies curriculum begins with community and progresses through state, national and global studies.  Kindergarteners to sixth graders use Pearson’s My World series and the students in seventh and eighth grade use McGraw Hill’s Discovering Our Past series.  Topics include chronology of historical events, geography, economics, political systems and civic participation.  The use of worktext online links, primary sources and document-based questions are used to analyze events in history.  Why did these events happen? How did they affect the country?  What bearing does it have on the world we live in today?  Discussions, debates and projects based on current events and articles in publications such as Time Magazine, Newsweek and The New York Times are enriched by field trips to locations as the police station, the courthouse, newspaper offices, museums and national landmarks.  Students actively participate in student government opportunities and community service.