Our inquiry, project-based approach encourages students to think and act like historians. They learn to research historical information, examine primary sources and artifacts, and create interpretations from diverse perspectives.
Areas of study are related to the yearly theme and essential questions. This helps students make meaningful connections between topics, and gain a deeper understanding of history’s influence over time.
Concepts and Skills
Our social studies curriculum interweaves the study of geography, history, economics, government and culture. Students study major historical eras in Vermont, the United States, and the World, and learn about the significant events, characteristics, movements and people that define the era. They explore how geographical features, such as climate, landforms, location, and natural resources shape the development of culture and society.
The study of current events is integrated age-appropriately to allow students to make connections between past and present, and empower them to think creatively about possible solutions to contemporary issues.