Social Studies Summary

The Social Studies curriculum at Live Oak explores the relationships that affect and define people and place over time.  Students begin with their own personal experiences, then reference that understanding in exploring the more abstract experiences of the distant past or faraway places. Concept-driven investigations at all grade levels encourage students to see patterns and themes in the study of the human experience that paves the way for future studies. Classroom activities in social studies compel students to actively participate in making sense of their world. Students work with primary documents, from a variety of resources, and through many simulative experiences in order to build critical understanding of the interaction between history, geography, economics, culture, government, citizenship, and technology in creating society.