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Social Studies

Our Approach to Social Studies

Social Studies is the examination of the social structures man has developed through the ages and God’s gracious provision for man despite man’s imperfect and sinful nature. It is also the study of God’s creation of mankind, man’s relationship with God, man’s relation with man through time, and man’s interaction with his environment. The purpose of studying history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, and culture is to recognize the destructive effects of sin in the social structure and to observe God’s redemptive plan for His people. To this end, it is the function of Scofield Christian School curriculum to acquaint students with the Christian philosophy of man, society, and history.

The primary purpose of the SCS’s Social Studies Curriculum is to help students learn how to be good citizens, good stewards, and apply Christian principles in their families, communities, state, country, and world. Throughout social studies in Kindergarten through 6th grade, students build a foundation in history, geography, economics, citizenship, culture, society and social studies skills which is built on biblical principles. The curriculum assists students in developing a Christian world view and building discernment as they analyze reasons for and the results of historical events. Students are encouraged to become law-abiding and productive members of society through the study of patriotism and great leaders in history. Scofield Christian School students develop a love, concern, and an appreciation for others as they become aware of the various regions and cultures of the world that God has created.

  • Emphasize the sovereignty of God in historical events.

  • Help students to gain discernment and objectivity through evaluating the reasons for, and results of, historical events.

  • Assist students in gaining insight to God's plan for the home, the school, the community, state, and the nation.

  • Aid students in developing concepts of similarities, differences, and locations of the regions of the world.

  • Assist students in gaining an awareness of other cultures and regions of the world.

  • Expose students to economic concepts so that they may develop into wise consumers and producers of all that God has given them.

  • Help students become law-abiding citizens and productive members of society in the home, the school, and the community.

  • Expose students to different forms of government and one’s responsibility to his/her own government.

  • Familiarize students with great leaders who are models for character development.

Discovery Days

The Bedouin Feast is a Discovery Day for 5th grade.

Field Trips

The Medieval Times Field Trip is a highlight of 5th grade.