Pre-Primary

History/Social Studies

Questions of society and culture are woven through many of the lessons in Pre-primary, whether students are discussing the diversity of our physical traits or the different roles people play in society.  To  understand how our current society evolved, children begin with a basic understanding of time: today or long ago?  Now or then?  Comparing dinosaurs to contemporary animals provides a fun and easy access point to these concepts, and sets the stage for placing social events in a historical context.

Among the books children read and study together are studies of important historical and social justice figures, allowing us to approach serious topics in age-appropriate ways.  Who was Dr. Martin Luther King and why was he important?  What problems did he hope to solve?  Are there ways we can be part of that solution in our class?  In our hometowns?

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