VCS Curriculum Guide
Social studies forms the nexus of the integrated VCS curriculum. Through their exploration of human communities across history and the world, VCS students gain an understanding of themselves and others as social beings creating and living in cultural contexts that both reflect and define who they are.
The VCS social studies program provides for in-depth, hands-on learning experiences across subject areas. Geography, artwork, scientific inventions, literature, musical traditions, architecture, religious and political ideologies all may be explored and analyzed to understand their impact on history and our current world.
Our curriculum has a consistent scope and sequence complemented by subject matter inspired by the evolving interests of teachers and students. Beginning with a study of their own communities in which they live, their families, classrooms, school and neighborhoods—through to their studies of complex ancient and modern civilizations, our coursework promotes an appreciation for human diversity and interdependence while imparting knowledge and supporting students’ mastery of skills.