Social Studies

NCCL School’s Social Studies curriculum reflects our philosophy that children learn best when they can connect to history through active involvement such as role plays, field trips and presentations.

The younger NCCL students study topics and locales that have a link to their everyday lives. Older students’ studies go beyond their personal experience and help them explore the complexity of the larger world.

Group 1: Primary

Kalmar Nyckel

Kalmar Nyckel

History

Native Americans and Pilgrims

Civics

Families
Local Communities
World Cultures
Transportation

Geography

Continents
Oceans
Countries Around the World

Group 2: Grades 3 and 4

Early America Museum

Early America Museum

History and Civics

Early Americans
Colonial America
The Revolutionary War
Gold Rushes
Medieval Times

World Cultures/Ancient Cultures
People of the Arctic
Egypt/Greece/Rome
Religions of the World

Geography

Map Skills
Regions of the Modern and Ancient World

Group 3: Grades Five and Six

History and Economics

The Movement of Goods and Ideas along the Silk Routes
The Age of Exploration – 1400- 1600
Early Settlement of the Americas
Clash of Cultures
Columbian Exchange
European Countries Pursuits

Tom Carper talks to students.

Tom Carper talks to students.

Geography

Concepts of Navigation and Mapping
Regions of the World
North and Central Americas
Western Europe

Civics

Unit on Governments
Reasons for and types of governments

Current Events

Group 4: Grades Seven And Eight

History and Civics

19th Century
Formation of our government and the Constitution
Westward Expansion
Slavery and the abolitionist movement
The Civil War, causes and consequences
The Industrial Revolution
Immigration

Mock Trial - plaintiff, lawyer, and jury.

Mock Trial –
plaintiff, lawyer, and jury.

20th Century
America’s Rise as a world power
Women’s Suffrage
Workers’ Rights
Social Journalism
World Conflicts
The Holocaust
Japanese Internment
The Atomic Bomb
The Cold War
The Civil Rights Movement

Current Events