With our dynamic social studies program, Cranium Academy students discover the world around them, expanding their minds beyond the walls of their own home or school setting. Children strengthen individual social development and identity as they are introduced to global connections and culture. While even our youngest students are exposed to holidays and traditions around the world, our advanced CAPS curriculum supports the National Council for the Social Studies and state early-childhood standards as children explore concepts such as:
- Global connections
- Civic ideals and practices
- Science, technology, and society
- Needs and wants, goods and services
Social studies education teaches young children about different cultures, beliefs, and ways of life worldwide. Learning about other people and customs helps children develop a sense of empathy and understanding towards others. By understanding different cultures, young children realize that everyone has their unique story, beliefs, and traditions.
Improves Communication and Language Skills
Social studies education also helps students learn new vocabulary, improve their language skills, and become better communicators. Through reading and discussing social studies content, young children expand their vocabulary and become familiar with new language patterns. Communication skills are essential for young children as they will need these skills to build relationships as they grow up.
Helps Develop Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Social studies, at its core, is about studying human behavior. Social studies education helps children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by analyzing historical events and studying current social issues. Students learn to think critically about complex social, political, and economic problems, identifying the root causes and working towards solutions.
Encourages Civic Engagement and Responsible Citizenship
Social studies education promotes civic engagement by teaching young children to be interested in democratic principles and how they relate to their rights and responsibilities. Social studies education also helps children understand the significance of civic responsibility, which means participating in government, following laws and rules, and contributing to society.
Fosters Cultural Awareness and Respect for Diversity
Social studies also help children develop cultural awareness and appreciation for diversity. Social studies education helps children understand different cultural backgrounds, languages, and customs. By teaching children about other cultures and traditions, social studies encourages them to understand and appreciate different perspectives.