Welcome to CHCCS Elementary Social Studies Page!
The CHCCS K-5 Social Studies curriculum helps to prepare students to become informed, responsible and engaged citizens. We accomplish this goal by studying the five major strands outlined in the North Carolina course of study: 1) history, 2) geography, 3) civics and government, 4) economics and financial literacy, and 5) culture. In CHCCS, we strive to integrate Social Studies standards and Language Arts standards to create seamless opportunities.
Your Child's Learning Experiences
In Kindergarten through second grade, students learn about themselves, others, families, and their communities. They begin to develop an understanding of geography and culture by looking at their individual families and those of classmates. They learn to use history as a way to inform the future. In economics, students develop a basic understanding of wants and needs. In grades third through fifth, students build upon their previous learning to develop an in-depth understanding of the diversity of communities and how they are connected geographically, politically, culturally, historically and economically.
The North Carolina Social Studies Standards