Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences: geography, history, philosophy, anthropology, law, economics, political sciences, religion, and sociology. These disciplines cannot be separated when studying the world around us.
At RHMS, the Social Studies curriculum is designed to give our students a solid knowledge of geography; an appreciation of the past through the study of history, helping them develop an understanding of the present; and how to apply this knowledge to daily life.
We view our multicultural RHMS family as the perfect starting point to take our students on a fascinating journey around the world to study different environments, languages, architecture, literature, music, art, and traditions. This helps them develop pride in all achievements and responsibility for the future.
Our Social Studies curriculum is integrated at all levels and exposes our students to a variety of hands-on activities meant to broaden their experience with various topics presented at different levels. Grade Five students, for example, when studying Ancient Civilizations, design a travel brochure featuring the seven wonders of the ancient world, an activity that integrates research, mapping, writing, and graphic design.
RHMS is committed to offering a Social Studies program that provides our students with an invaluable tool: the working knowledge necessary to compete in a global society.