Social Studies

New Millennium Schools offers courses in Social Studies under the title “Bringing the World into the Classrooms”. Our Social Studies covers a wide range of knowledge from Civics, Geography and History, and is designed to stimulate interests in the students. The curriculum from Grade I to upwards are vertically organized in such a manner that each year students enter into new and exciting topics and yet maintain the foundation.

The aim of social studies at NMS is the promotion of civic competence, knowledge, intellectual processes, and democratic dispositions required of students to be active and engaged participants in public life.

Civic competence rests on commitment to democratic values, and requires the abilities to use knowledge about one’s community, nation, and the world; apply inquiry processes; and employ skills of data collection and analysis, collaboration, decision-making, and problem-solving. Young people who are knowledgeable, skillful, and committed to democracy are necessary to sustaining and improving our democratic way of life, and participating as members of a global community.

The learning expectations, at primary, middle, and high school levels, describe purposes, knowledge, and intellectual processes that students should exhibit in student both, within and beyond classrooms, as the result of the NMSSocial Studies curriculum.

Social Studies lessons are balanced between 15 -20 Units from the essential multi-disciplinary contents – Geography, Civics, Economics, History and Environment. All this starts from Grade I as appropriate.

Grade I

  • Introducing family and relations to family members
  • Roles and responsibilities of family members including their own
  • Basic human needs, their fulfillment and uses – House, cloth, food
  • Needs and wants
  • Goods and services in the community
  • How need and want make different in choice of good and service
  • Community and community helpers- works, work place, tools, dresses
  • Uses of map and globe
  • Continents, oceans , landforms in map

Grade II

  • History of ancient community of Kathmandu valley
  • Ancient Dynasties of Nepal – Gopal, Mahispal, Kirant
  • Community and professions around the community
  • Producers and consumers of the community
  • Goods /services and Buyers/ seller
  • Major natural resources and their uses
  • Rights and responsibilities of citizen and students
  • Branches of government, their heads and basic functions
  • Map and map drawing skills
  • Locating the major landmarks of world, country and community

Grade III

  • Kathmandu and Nepal in general – Map drawing, locating landmarks
  • History of early dynasties of Nepal (Kathmandu)
  • Political development during Rana rule and democratic movement
  • Government and community interdependence
  • Development of money (barter – e.cards)
  • Tax and purposes of tax
  • Goods and services provided by local business and industries
  • Job specialization

Grade IV

  • Nepal study
  • Civics and government – rights, fundamental rights, citizenship
  • India Study
  • China Study
  • Skills in geography – absolute and relative location, map elements and uses
  • Economics – utilization of resources, scarcity and choices, price fixing

Grade V

  • History of Nepal (Unification of Nepal to federal republican system, timelines, interpreting charts, graphs )
  • Geography of Nepal – (physical and human geography of regions, provinces, Google earth, major landmarks )
  • Civics and government – (Government, branches of government, their functions, constitutional bodies)
  • Economics – ( Current status of utilization of resources, renewal and non renewal resources, scarcity of resources, demand and supply curve and price fixing )
  • Development of humanity – Indus valley civilization
  • North America Study
  • Australia study

Grade VI

  • Basics of geography/ Using geography skills
    • Five themes and elements of geography
    • Uses of geography ( Thinking like geographer)
    • The Earth in space
  • Earth’s physical geography
  • Human and cultural geography of earth
  • Regional study

South Asia

-South Asia’s physical geography

– South Asia’s human geography – comparing past and present (History, culture, government)

East Asia and Southeast Asia

– East and Southeast Asia’s physical geography

– East and Southeast Asia’s human geography- comparing past and present (History, culture, government) _ currently running lessons

Central and Southwest Asia study

Africa Study

Oceania Study

Grade VII

  • Factors and Growth of civilization
  • Early humans and the first civilization
  • Mesopotamian civilization
  • Egyptian civilization
  • Kush and other African kingdoms
  • The Hebrew kingdom-
  • Ancient and classical Greece
  • Ancient Rome