Students in kindergarten and 1st grade are exposed to many different types of communities in their Social Studies classes. They learn and celebrate national holidays as they learn about our American history and culture. In the 2nd grade our children explore our neighbors to the north (Canada) and south (Mexico). Interactive studies include learning games, food, customs and reading stories about our North American family. 3rd graders have an in-depth look at government and civics, while our 4th graders focus on the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 5th grade curriculum studies geography and some of the cultures in other continents. In the 6th grade, students travel to ancient cultures and learn about their contributions which still influence the way we live today. 7th & 8th graders begin with the early explorers in America and study our US History right down to today.
In each class, students learn map skills and are led to appreciate the cultures and contributions of peoples throughout the world, knowing that we are all called to be global thinkers and decision makers. The many resources made available through our interactive whiteboards enrich these classes greatly.
Our school participates in the National Geography Bee each year, challenging our students to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge of our world.
Junior Achievement Component
Mrs. Linda Caporali, Coordinator
The Junior Achievement program augments our Social Studies program by providing classes in business and economics for students at all grade levels. This program is provided by volunteers who follow the Junior Achievement curriculum which exposes our students to business and economic principles that are essential for 21st Century learners. Our volunteers are solicited by Junior Achievement coordinator each year. Many of them return year after year and continue to provide this valuable service for our students.