beach elementary website photos-4History and social sciences are an integral part of our school curriculum. Students broaden their vision of the world through literature, pictures, maps, family histories and online research projects. They attend assemblies and music classes, and they participate in art activities related to social studies units. Special assemblies are sponsored by the Piedmont Asian American Club and the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee.

During holidays, students are encouraged to share their families’ customs and traditions with their classmates. Cultures Week, held each spring, focuses the entire student body on one region of the world.

The library media specialist and technology coordinator assist teachers and students in using nonfiction and reference materials, bibliographies and historical fiction to supplement the study of history and social sciences with print and technology-based resources. Computer software is available to back up social studies instruction. In addition, students have access to websites for doing their research.