The Social Studies program nourishes and fosters principles and values, help students to learn the rules and responsibilities that work in tandem in a just society.  The curriculum also helps students to recognize the importance of economic, geographic relationships, history and the richness of human diversity.  In an increasing order of complexity, thinking skills are emphasized starting in the primary grades with brainstorming, observing, listening, labeling and expanding in the fifth grade to researching, comparing, contrasting, relating, and analyzing.   

 

Kindergarten

All About Me

Families

1st Grade

Neighborhoods

Community

2nd Grade

City of Stamford

State of Connecticut

Regions of the US

3rd Grade

Multicultural Mosaic 1

Multicultural Mosaic 2

Native Americans

4th Grade

Explorers

Colonial Period

American Revolution

5th Grade

New Nation 1 and 2

Westward Expansion

Civil War

 

KINDERGARTEN

All About Me 

Children will show an understanding of themselves and their own culture.

 

Families 

Children will analyze different types of families.

 


FIRST GRADE

Neighborhoods 

Children will be cognizant of the culture of the people in their neighborhood.

 

Community 

Children will be aware of the people in their community.

 


SECOND GRADE

City of Stamford 

Children will learn about the city of Stamford.

 

State of Connecticut

Children will learn about the state of Connecticut.

 

Regions of the US 

Children will recognize different American cultures through a study of the six regions of the United States.


THIRD GRADE

Multicultural Mosaic 1 

Children will interpret the influence and history a variety of cultures have had on the history of the American continent.

 

Multicultural Mosaic 2 

Children will discuss immigration in an American city.

 

Native Americans 

Children will recognize the differences and similarities among Native Americans in the Woodland, Southwest, and Northwest.

 


FOURTH GRADE

Explorers 

Children will analyze how early societies in America have influenced our culture.

 

Colonial Period 

Children will analyze the political, social, religious, and economic aspects of the American Experience.

 

American Revolution 

Children will recognize the need and desire of American colonists to change its culture.

 


FIFTH GRADE

The New Nation 

Children will recognize the influence of other cultures on the American culture of today.

 

Westward Expansion 

Children will discuss the causes of territorial expansion.

 

Civil War 

Children will analyze how social, economic, and cultural differences between the North and the South contributed to the onset of the Civil War.