Global & Social Studies

The social and global studies curriculum at National Presbyterian School is a culturally responsive program that focuses on helping our students appreciate and respect the diversity, history, and commonalities in our communities and in the world. Students study topics aimed at highlighting their responsibilities as community members and citizens as well as understanding the foundations of our country and other world civilizations. Social and global studies units integrate many curricular areas including math, art, music, religion, literature, and technology. Students in the Upper Division participate in extensive investigations of their historical eras which include research projects, field trips, book studies, and historical simulations. The social and global studies program in each grade balances civics and government, service learning, geography, history, and world cultures.

Learning in Action

5th Grade students in the art room

Crossing social and global studies, reading, writing, visual arts, and technology, students deepen their understanding of human migration

  • Arts
  • Global & Social Studies
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  • Literacy
  • Service Learning
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students compete in the NPS Geography Bee

Five teams compete in the ultimate geography showdown

  • Global & Social Studies
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Students build kinaras from unifix cubes

An integrated lesson for Pre-Kindergarten students that combines Social and Global Studies, Literacy, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, and Math

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Global & Social Studies
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  • Literacy
  • Math
Spanish Classes Present Update (Video)

Some of our Spanish classes shared a classroom update video at the March All School Assembly!

  • Foreign Language
  • Global & Social Studies
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  • Learning in Action
  • Spanish
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Global + Social Studies Overview


Jim Sumner, 5th Grade Teacher

BA, Clark University
MA, New Mexico State University
jsumner@nps-dc.org

Tara Montague, Director of Studies

BA, Barnard College
MSEd, Bank Street College of Education