Social Studies is an area in which our teachers have enormous independence to determine the topical content through which skills and concepts are developed. The interests and expertise of each teacher, coupled with awareness of the interests, heritage, and experiences of the children in a group, inform content choices. At every level, space is made in the curriculum for the interests and growing passions of individual children, and choices about projects and research are often motivated by these topics. Teachers also allow major world events to drive or inform content, as appropriate to the development of the children. Social Studies is the primary vehicle for cross-discipline integration in the classroom, including literature, writing, mathematics, science, physical education, and the arts. We believe that the high level of personal interest, variety of content, and meaningful inquiry experiences explain why Miquon graduates, by and large, have strong process skills, conceptual understanding, and general knowledge in Social Studies.