Social Sciences

Social Responsibility

  • Grooming and etiquette; personal behavior towards family, friends, strangers; treatment of those who are different economically, ethnically, physically, and in other ways; contribution of the individual to those that are close to them, their neighborhoods, the places they visit are a part of this learning.

History

  • 160,000 years of human development, their spread from Africa, the three ice ages that impacted homo sapiens in South Asia, civilizations that came and the personalities that made a difference, mistakes made in history and the successes.... Local, national, regional, and international history covers all continents and field visits widen perspectives. Eg. the study of Nepal’s unification involves visits to Gorkha, Nuwakot, Bhaktapur, the ruins of a fort overlooking Kathmandu on Chandragiri Hill, and an outpost where Kalu Pandey is buried.

Culture and Relegion

  • Chinese, Indus Valley, Portuguese, Muslim cultures are a part of our learning. Religions have been used to heal and to rule, to provide spiritual support and as excuses to dominate people. From early gods such as the sun, moon, fire, rain, we reach the age of philosophy and the rise of Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and new age beliefs. At the Gurudwar and the Church; in Temples, Mosques, Madrasas, Stupas, and Gompas we gain spiritual strength and broader understandings.

Geography

  • From the shaping of the Himalayas to the melting of glaciers, from the fossils found in Pulchowki and Mustang to how climate and living beings change and adapt to their surroundings. Travels across the nation, from the highest of the base camps to the lowest river valleys will show us for real how geography changes plants, people, and life.