Covering history, geography, culture, civics, and current events, social studies at St. Ann Catholic School focuses on reading, writing, and communication. Our students build on their vocabulary, understanding of historical events, visual literacy, and research skills. Outside of the classroom, our students take a field trip to our state capitol in Jefferson City, attend Junior Achievement BizTown, and participate in the University of Missouri’s “Meet Me in Missouri Competition”.
St. Ann Catholic Students:
- cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
- determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies.
- determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
- describe how a text presents information.
- identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose
- Integrate visual information
- distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
- analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
- read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grade text complexity band independently and proficiently.