Social Studies (History, Geography, and Civics)
We follow an integrated approach to provide a conceptual framework for history, geography and civics. Oral presentations, research projects and field trips reinforce historical knowledge.
The foundational requirement for any student learning history is to possess a strong reading ability. As soon as the student has a habit of reading and comprehending the material in an accurate manner, they begin receiving instruction in history.
The textbooks which the school utilizes have been written by Joy Hakim, a venerable author who writes historical facts in a subtle fictional style. The content is multifaceted in that it not only presents data but also offers explanatory material to teach contextual associations among the facts. This helps students learn to identify significant facts from trivial ones.
Our goal is to aid students in becoming proficient junior historians. After spending time at our school most pupils become experts at studying and self-sufficient learners. As a result of the continuous review and revise policy our students become confident and independent learners in every subject.
A recent study, conducted by researchers Colin Macleod and Noah Forrin at the University of Waterloo and published in the journal Memory, found that reading words aloud made them easier to remember compared to silently reading them. We offer students an environment at our school where reading aloud is encouraged.
The ideology behind our method of teaching employs the same principle: children will learn better if they are taught in an environment which provides an opportunity to read and share their understanding of information.