Social Studies for Grades 1-5

 

Social Studies for Grades 1-5

Grade 1

Students will learn about holidays, historical figures, concepts of time and chronology, and the purpose of maps and globes. They will learn about the concepts of goods and services, the purpose of rules and laws, characteristics of good citizenship, and how technology affects daily life, past and present. They will use use problem solving and decision making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.

Grade 2

Students will learn about landmarks, concepts of time and chronology, historical figures, and simple geographic tools such as maps and globes. They will learn about characteristics of places and regions, the value of work, the purpose of governments, the importance of symbols, and how technology affects daily life, past and present. They will also learn about electronic technology and how to use problem solving and decision making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.

Grade 3

Students will learn about characteristics of communities, concepts of time and chronology, the free enterprise system, the levels of government, and historical documents. They will learn about the significance of works of art, the importance of writers and artists, and the invention of technology. They will also be able to communicate in oral, visual, and written forms as well as use problem solving and decision making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.

Grade 4

Students will learn about different American Indian groups in Texas and North America before European exploration, the Texas Revolution, the free enterprise system in Texas, and importance of ideas in historical documents of Texas and the United States. They will learn about the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to Texas as well as the impact of science and technology on life in Texas. They will also be able to communicate in oral, visual, and written forms as well as use problem solving and decision making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.

Grade 5

Students will learn about European colonization in the United States, American independence, the Articles of Confederation, economic patterns of early societies, and the enterprise system in the United States. They will learn about the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. They will also be able to communicate in oral, visual, and written forms as well as use problem solving and decision making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.

Vision Statement

“Brighter Horizons Academy will be a model Islamic educational system within which learners may develop to their fullest potential and become a generation of leaders and individuals who are highly motivated to be successful in this life and beyond.”

Mission Statement

“The Academy’s mission is to graduate practicing Muslim leaders and responsible citizens who are well prepared for college entrance and career challenges of the twenty-first century.”

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