SSL Certificate

Social Studies

The social studies curriculum is designed to develop a child’s understanding of the world from the self to society as a whole. Through the study of History, Geography, Economics and Civics, students will see the connections between the individual and society, the past and present, nations and culture, and explore how and why human societies developed as they have.

Children learn to: develop essential questions; interpret data presented in charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and maps; read for comprehension and take effective notes. As they build upon their writing and presentation skills in Social Studies classes, they practice outlining, organizing, researching, expository writing developing and supporting thesis statements, delivering effective oral presentations, increasing precise vocabulary, and collaborating to achieve a shared goal.

Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade Social Studies builds on the foundation established in Lower School. Students develop a deeper understanding of their world through a formal study of the history that has shaped today's societies. Students use a wide range of sources to increase their knowledge of the topic and develop their skills in acquiring information, such as textbooks, atlases, Internet sources, film, and a variety of print material. Students acquire skills in research, note taking, outlining, expository writing, timeline, public speaking, map, and group planning and cooperation. As students develop their understanding of general history and the characteristics of civilizations, they identify differences and similarities between cultures; they then develop and support opinions about those civilizations. 


Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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Our PreK to Eighth Grade school in the mountains of Colorado

The Way School Should Be

With a balance of nurture and rigor, children become their best

The Power of Three

Rigorous academics, creative arts, outdoor education

A welcoming community

Our motto, de amicitia: in the spirit of friendship

Out into the wide world

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A culture of generosity

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