Geography, map skills, history, economics, culture and government are all a part of the Bob Jones Press “Heritage Studies” social studies curriculum, which is presented from a Christian point of view. Units of study in social studies encourage cooperative learning skills and emphasize the study of history, geography and map skills. Kindergarten enjoys theme studies for social studies. First grade learns about early America from before 1000 to 1682 A.D. They enjoy beginning map skills. Second grade learns about life in the American Colonies from 1607 to 1776 A.D. They continue with map skills and learn about graphs. Third grade learns about the spirit of the growing America from 1776 to 1876 A.D. and continue with maps, graphs and geography. Fourth graders focus on Texas history, geography, culture and Texas today as presented in “Traveling the Texas God Created”. Bob Jones curriculum also covers nineteenth century America with fourth graders. Field trips related to the social studies curriculum are planned for every grade level. Current events are also an important part of our social studies program at First Baptist Christian School. Fifth grade continues the study of America and World History covering the time period of 1900 to 2010 including government, economics and culture. Geography for fifth grade includes map skills, kinds of maps, cartography, cultural and natural boundaries, natural resources and climate.