Social Studies

WORLD GEOGRAPHY
There are 170 countries in the world. How many of them do you know? If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never heard of half of them. (This is true of most adults too!) We will take a brief look at all the countries that make up our world, continent-by-continent and country-by-country. By the end of the course, you won’t qualify as an expert in world geography, but you’ll be ahead of everyone else!

DIVERSE CULTURES
Visit Asia! Visit Europe! Visit Africa! Visit South America! We will take a brief visit to these exciting lands. Come join us on our journey around the world. Experience the governments, people, music, foods, and festivals of other lands.

CI AMERICAN REVOLUTION
This is a study of the causes and results of the American Revolution. Also included is an in-depth study of the Constitution and how the U.S. Government works.

CI LAW AND ORDER
CI Law and Order will teach the basics of jury trials and the judicial system. Students will learn essential vocabulary as well as read age appropriate "mock" trials. The students will learn that a jury is body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court. The majority of the trials the students will read are civil trials and the students will then serve as a jury deciding the fate of the "accused" based on the evidence presented to them. The course will culminate with students writing their own Mock Trial.

CI CIVIL WAR
The Civil War years were the worst years in American History. This course is a comprehensive study of the causes and major events of the Civil War. Special attention will also be paid to the life of Abraham Lincoln and some of the other important people of this time.

NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
Native American Culture is a holistic experience, designed to give children the opportunity to delve into the history and culture of the Native American. This course focuses on improving academic skills and hands-on cooking/craft activities.

OUR STATE NJ
In this course, students will study the geography and fascinating history of our own Garden State.

MAPS AND GLOBES
This is a good way to improve map-reading skills and provides students with an opportunity to work with all kinds of maps. Street maps, state maps, world maps, political maps, physical maps, and economic maps will be explored. Name it, we’ve got it! The students will also learn how to pinpoint locations by using latitude and longitude. They will also learn to recognize topographical features on maps.

U.S. HISTORY THROUGH MUSIC 1:EARLY AMERICA – 1859
Songs frequently tell the listener a story, filled with clues about people, time and place. This class will use music across time to help us better understand the history of the United States. This is a two-part course. Part one will examine early America through the eve of the Civil War through song. Students are not required to enroll in both parts, but should only register for the course that interests you.

U.S. HISTORY THROUGH MUSIC 2: CIVIL WAR – 1980’S
Songs frequently tell the listener a story, filled with clues about people, time and place. This class will use music across time to help us better understand the history of the United States. This is a two-part course. Part two will examine the American Civil War up through the 1980’s. Students are not required to enroll in both parts, but should only register for the course that interests you.

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