The Einstein School Social Studies department believes that studying the past is critical to building a better future.
Einstein Social Studies classes are designed to develop critical thinking and analytical skills that will serve students in all areas of study
- making inferences from primary and secondary sources
- using specialized vocabulary appropriately
- collaborative thinking
- actively exploring materials.
The department promotes diversity and cultural awareness through exposure to different cultures, the rich histories of different countries, and of the evolution of human institutions.
Our mission is to empower the students who will build that future by providing them a historical context to make connections between the past and present, and better understand the world around them.
Most importantly, in accordance with the Einstein School spirit, we believe in creating an environment where creative thinking is encouraged, celebrated, and integral to the student’s classroom experience.
Lower School Social Studies
Social Studies for LS students is designed to lay the foundational knowledge that students will use in High School Social Studies courses and beyond. Whether learning how to navigate the globe using longitude and latitude, the founding of our nation, or Remembering the Alamo, our Lower School students will explore our world through geographical, historical, and cultural studies. Through the use of verbal, written, and creative expression, our students engage with history today, in modern and relevant ways.
High School Social Studies
These courses survey higher levels of Social Studies to foster curiosity of the world around us. Students are encouraged to discover, question, and share in a safe and respectful environment. Students will deepen their understanding of geography, global events that contribute to our own history, and the functions of federal and state governments. Through written expression, discussion, and examination of primary and secondary sources, high school students will explore their world and its events.