Lower School Social Studies begins the students journey into history and geography. Children develop a sense of time and place as they study maps, use timelines, listen to stories, watch video clips, and participate in simulations of discovery.
The students begin to gain an awareness of the physical processes of life, a sense of the interactions between humans and their environment, and an awareness of the characteristics of regions and cultures.
Upper School courses are designed for students to learn about the history of famous Historians, Texas, The United States, to study patriotism, the function of a free enterprise society, and to foster appreciation for the basic democratic values of our state and nation. It integrates strands of history with geography to establish a sense of time and place. A primary focus is on colonial times through the 20th Century.
Students will identify the Branches of Government and learn the importance of effective leadership in national government. They will recite and explain the significance of the Pledge of Allegiance, and explain the fundamental rights guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights as a foundation for our core values.
Students use critical-thinking skills such as sequencing, categorizing, and summarizing information by drawing inferences and conclusions. Enrichment materials to support this learning include a variety of primary and secondary source material such as biographies, novels, speeches, letters, poetry, art, and patriotic songs.
Students will access virtual museums in their research on historical sites and presidential libraries.