At The Elisabeth Morrow School, Students Can Learn how clothing affects perception.

EMS 6th graders will study historical dress, looking beyond the fabric and fit to understand the cultural implications of dress. Then they’ll design and make their own costumes and present them.

About Social Studies at EMS

At EMS, students learn history by first understanding what community is and their role in it, then we expand the concept to larger and larger communities around the world.

In Chilton House (Age 2–Kindergarten), students learn about self, others, and being a part of our community. Throughout Little School (Grades 1–4), students and their families are invited to share their customs and traditions, and the curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills to think analytically about local, national, and global citizenship, community, and culture. In Morrow House, students develop a working knowledge of the historical narrative of the United States, explore the history and development of ancient civilizations, investigate the history, politics, cultures, and religions of Asia, and look at historical perspectives from The Civil War to Civil Rights.

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