Social Studies is the subject in which children learn about the societies that men and women establish and live in, and the geographic circumstances in which those societies exist.
Beginning in kindergarten and into first and second grades, children can start learning about cultures, and how a group’s culture is expressed though traditions, music, food, and in other ways. Learning about cultures will not only help children better appreciate their own culture but also the cultures and diversity of their friends and other community members.
Societies exist in geographic settings and are strongly influenced by them. In kindergarten and first grade, children should learn a little about the earth as the planet we live on, with its continents and oceans, and become examples of people living in many different places. In first and second grade children should learn about the geography and boundaries of their own nation, as well as develop foundation skills in reading maps.
ABCmouse.com teaches the history that is appropriate for the earliest grades primarily through biographies of individuals who influenced it, since the stories of peoples' lives well-told are more likely to be engaging and to help children better understand the settings of the important events they are learning about.