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Individuals & Societies in the PYP

The knowledge component of social studies in the PYP is arranged into five strands:

  • human systems and economic activities
  • social organization and culture
  • continuity and change through time
  • human and natural environments
  • resources and the environment

These strands also provide links to other subject areas of the PYP curriculum model which are concept-driven and are inextricably linked to each other. At AIS, the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards support concept-based learning and strengthen social studies in the PYP by addressing the the specific disciplines of civics, economics, geography, and history.