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NYC Social Studies

October 23, 2018

Lower School students’ work in Social Studies is the starting point for project-based learning, helps to form classroom culture as students learn to respect and admire other people and places, and serves as an integration point for other subjects.

Economic Decision Making

Economic Decision Making

December 19, 2017

First Graders have been hard at work investigating their local community. We began the year with a discussion of the difference between wants and needs, and how the buildings in our neighborhood can supply them. We then explored the difference …

What grows on a farm?

What grows on a farm?

November 14, 2017

This week on the Owl Blog, we're sharing a classroom blog post by Jacey Higgins, Head Teacher of the PK Penguins class. Each week, our classroom & enrichment teachers post detailed accounts of the projects and investigations in their learning …

PreK Project Work: Homes

PreK Project Work: Homes

May 17, 2017

As the Prekindergarten year draws to a close, students begin to engage in the study of homes, setting the stage for the communities they will investigate as part of our Social Studies curriculum beginning in Kindergarten. We began the project …

Wall Of Love

Wall of Love

January 10, 2017

At Wiliamsburg Northside Lower School, Social Studies is taught as collaborative project work focusing on the concept of community. Students begin by studying small, familiar communities, such as their family, and gradually branch out through the grades to encompass our …

critical literacy

Critical Literacy

December 5, 2016

As a part of our Project Work of examining societies around the globe, the 3rd Graders are exploring books about important people and events sometimes overlooked in society. Some of the texts we have read described the experiences of the …