At The Elisabeth Morrow School, Students Can Learn about heritage.

How does a person find themselves in the United States? Where do each of our families come from, and what did they experience to arrive here. Our 4th graders will create an inventory of their heritage by interviewing their family. Additionally they learn about the civil rights leaders who helped shape the world we live in.

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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