Our Social Studies program is the heart of our anti-racist and anti-bias philosophy and curriculum. We believe that when children understand themselves as part of a global community, they build a deep understanding of what it means to be a kind and compassionate person, to have respect for all people, and to understand that what we do in our part of the world is connected to people all over the globe. Throughout this program, we focus on and highlight voices of resistance as well as help students understand the mechanisms of systemic oppression. Learning difficult history and current events can be challenging for a student of any age; through the knowledge students gain in this program, we aim to help all students feel empowered as agents of social justice, either as part of their own community or as allies.
For the upcoming 2022 - 2023 year:
Our Social Studies program will be centered on African American studies, with a specific focus on figures and movements of resistance. Please check back for a full description, or inquire at email@example.com for more information.
For our current 2021 - 2022 year:
Our Social Studies program has been focusing on Indigenous history, culture, and literature of the Americas. This year-long course centered on understanding North American history from the perspective of Indigenous people. We have been reading texts such as An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People as well as Indigenous literary authors. This year long course is being taught by City Kids' founder, Dr. Stacey Cohen.