Social Studies begins with children learning to appreciate and respect the worth and dignity of each person. Children learn strategies and language for making friends, cooperating at work and play, sharing and taking turns, and being comfortable, attentive and productive in a wide variety of situations. Children learn how to use maps, the Internet and other materials to explore the physical and cultural aspects of significant and selected regions of the world and to better understand the cultural diversity of a world undergoing globalization. A study of early North American history allows children to understand their own historical and political roots and traditions.
Through the JEM program, children are able to engage in home-stay cultural exchanges with permanent partner school in Hawaii, Russia, Kenya, India, China, Australia, Ecuador, and France.