The studies of geography, history, culture, civics, and sociology are combined in this program. Content is aligned with the 2016 History-Social Science Framework of the California Department of Education and the curriculum framewors of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Department of Catholic Schools.
To develop responsible citizens, St. Charles teachers of social studies support the development of student skills in reasoning, reflection, and research in areas of chronological and spatial thinking, research with evidence, and point of view.
Each grade level focuses on age-appropriate, articulated content in social structures and civilizations across place and time:
Kindergarten: Learning and Working Now and Long Ago
First Grade: A Child's Place in Time and Space
Second Grade: People Who Make a Difference
Third Grade: Continuity and Change
Fourth Grade: California, A Changing State
Fifth Grade: United States History and Geography: Making an New Nation
Sixth Grade: World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations
Seventh Grade: World History and Geography: Medeival and Early Modern Times
Eighth Grade: United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict