Social Studies and Science

Throughout the year we rotate science and social studies topics. Sometimes these are based on student interest and will include a combination of teacher and student directed learning. Other times, these topics will be chosen by me, but will still include a combination of teacher and student directed learning.

During these units, we spend a lot of time focusing on inquiry: Asking questions and designing ways to answer those questions as best we can. We also do a lot of non-fiction reading in order to further understanding about topics.

In Social Studies we may be studying topics in:

  • Geography
  • Culture
  • US History
  • Global Issues
  • Current Events
  • and more!

In Science we may be studying topics in:

  • Local Ecology
  • Earth Systems
  • Weather and Climate
  • Scientific Method
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • and more!