We use an interdisciplinary approach to social studies, integrating language arts, science, math, and technology into thematic investigations. A common purpose and approach thread through all grade levels. Students participate in hands-on, experiential, and research-oriented activities. Beginning in pre-kindergarten, social studies covers map skills and concepts in geography. In Third-Sixth Grades, writing plays an integral part in social studies in the form of research projects, web quests, digital presentations, essays, and creative pieces. In all grades, topics are treated with a developmentally appropriate approach.