Social Studies Primary

Course Outline

Children will make many new connections to people, places, and events during the year.

The Primary year is organized into three units in which children will examine

  • connections to their identity by further developing an awareness of self and others
  • connections to their roots by exploring how they are connected to communities

Children will be provided a variety of opportunities, through age-appropriate, play-based learning activities, to explore and experience social studies through the lens of personal experiences in their daily lives


  • Learners will investigate groups to which they belong.
  • Learners will investigate how cooperation is an important part of being a group member.
  • Learners will investigate how local people, including Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’kmaq, and various cultural groups, have varied traditions, rituals, and celebrations.

Updated January 10, 2024