Social studies in the program examine people in society as they interact with each other and with their many environments: physical, cultural, political, and socio-economic. Emphasis is placed on developing attitude, skills and knowledge through a variety of experiences that engage children in active learning.

The themes are identified as the focus of work for extended periods of time.

Social studies concepts are learned through a variety of projects and playful activities involving field trips, and interviewing community people and opportunities to develop social skills such as planning, sharing, taking turns, and working in committees.

The classroom is treated as a laboratory of social relations where children explore values and learn rules of social living respect for individual differences through experiences.

Relevant art, music, dance, drama, wood working, and games are incorporated into social studies. Multicultural and nonsexist activities and materials are provided to enhance individual children’s self- esteem and to enrich the lives of all children with respectful acceptance and appreciation of differences and similarities.