The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
The St. Michael’s social studies curriculum encompasses concepts of U.S. and world history, human culture, citizenship and democracy, map skills, and current events. Students look at the world around them with increasing complexity.
The grade level units of study inclued:
- self, home, and school (Kindergarten)
- family (first grade)
- neighborhood, school, and church (second grade)
- community, including the city of Tucson (third grade)
- regions, including Arizona history (fourth grade)
- U.S. history through the Civil War (fifth grade)
Social studies provides many opportunities for field trips throughout the year