Social Studies

Social Study skills refer to a child’s ability to understand oneself in relation to the surrounding world. It includes the exploration of roles, responsibilities and cultural traditions.

Children live within many different communities: family, school, church, city, nation, and world. Within each community are different social rules and traditions. Understanding of social systems sets the stage for a child’s lifelong dispositions about people, cultures and how he belongs within these systems (NCSS, 1988). Mother Goose Time invites children to explore diverse communities, which enables children to integrate commonalities between them and increase respect for differences (Morrison, 2008).

Social Studies Skills and Skill Goals integrated within the Mother Goose Time Curriculum include:


21. Families and communities
21.1 Identifies community and family roles
21.2 Explores cultures and traditions
21.3 respects Diversity
22. Civics and Economics
22.1 Understands citizenship
22.2 Understand concepts of trade
23. Geography
23.1 Indentifies types of places
23.2 Uses maps
24 History
24.1 Describes past events

Developmental Skill Continuum

Research Basis