Social studies merge the subjects of history, geography, sociology and government. In the early grades, geography and cultural studies are used to build the child’s understanding of his place in the world. Throughout their time at the Yadkin Valley Community School, students learn about the physical, political and economic geography of all seven continents through maps, hands-on projects and research. In middle school, civics, governance and cultures are taught.
Montessori classrooms begin the study of history with the concept of time as it relates to the universe, the earth, and humans. Upper elementary and middle school students learn about world, US and North Carolina history.