Social Studies
Social Studies

As young children mature, their perspectives and understandings of the world around them expand. At Harbor, the concept of community is at the heart of everything we do.  Our students learn what it means to be good citizens.

Our Preschoolers are new members of a classroom community and learn how to be productive and cooperative in the school setting. Teachers use a thematic approach to introduce social studies topics like family life, community helpers, and cultural traditions.


Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students continue to study communities and cultures. They begin to learn about important historical figures and events and their impact on our society.

1st through 3rd Graders are beginning to look farther beyond the school walls and explore city planning, geography, and the fundamentals of government. Students organize and implement service projects and have collected supplies for the Humane Society and books for children at Walter Reed Hospital, made snack bags for Bethesda Cares, visited local assisted living facilities, and raised funds for Heifer International. 3rd Graders have established themselves as leaders in the school community and take pride in being carpool assistants, leaders of All School Assemblies, and positive role models for the younger children at Harbor.

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