First Grade Social Studies

Last update: 
May 18, 2011

In the first grade, students engage with social studies on both micro and macro scales. On a daily basis, the students interact with one another’s diversity and citizenship through our Morning Meeting curriculum. We continue this interaction through class discussions and writing on current events, holidays, and cultural traditions. Through reading and studying nonfiction books, Scholastic newspapers, and historical literature, students gain an awareness of and appreciation for important events in history and our community. First grade also introduces students to economic skills through exchanging coins and learning monetary values. Students use maps and globes to locate physical land formations and points of interest around the world.