S O C I A L S C I E N C E
"History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and that hope can take on a life of its own." -M. Obama
History is intertwined with every subject and class at Argo Navis. Guided by state standards, learning objectives are chosen by teachers and linked to current areas of study.
In Preschool history is linked to our Global Education program as kids explore a new location in our world every month. They are introduced to many different cultures through art, music, food, and dance. Our goal is that our youngest students begin to recognize the vast diversity of people, animals, and places that make up our world.
Elementary & Middle School
The study of California and the History of the United States leads students to dive deeper into geography, civics, world history, ancient civilizations, and medieval times. The concepts of peace and war come to life through the World Peace Games where students in 5th grade and above annually engage in a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention.
Beliefs and values will evolve or completely unravel as they begin to experience the positive impact and windows of opportunity that emerge through effective collaboration and refined communication.
In essence, as meaning is constructed out of chaos and new creative solutions are proposed, World Peace Game players will learn to live and work comfortably at the frontiers of the unknown.
To address the need for elementary and middle school students to interconnect time periods and chains of events through different subjects, Argo Navis created The Living History Complex, an interactive history timeline where students meet for class and connect current studies with events from around the world. The Living History Complex challenges students to explore inventions from different times, enjoy audio recordings of stories and poetry, and learn about world leaders both past and present.