Understanding one’s place in the world is the crux of social studies. In that vein, the curriculum begins by answering basic questions of self, family, and neighborhood to a more complex context of historical, cultural, social, economic, and political perspectives.


Grade & Theme

Kindergarten – Self, family and “where we live”

Grade 1 – Neighborhood and local community (school, city, town, county)

Grade 2
– North American communities

Grade 3 – United States Geography

Grade 4 – Virginia Studies – past and present

Grade 5 – World Geography

Grade 6 – Ancient History to Renaissance

Grade 7 – United States History- Native Cultures to Reconstruction

Grade 8 – United States History- 1877 to the present