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Social Studies

The VCS social studies program provides the means through which we help children understand their world and the world of other peoples across time and space. Students master interdisciplinary skills through their social studies coursework. They expand their intellectual framework and feed their curiosity, becoming self-motivated, critical thinkers for a lifetime.

Our emphasis on concepts as the underlying foundation for social studies puts us firmly in accord with the approach recommended by the National Council for the Social Studies’ Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Our approach to geography is consistent with the standards of the National Geography Standards of the National Geographic Society.