Social Science in Primary covers Civics, Economy, Geography, Sociology and History.
In lower Primary, Civics covers Pancasila, rules and norms, rights and duties. Students will learn all silas in Pancasila and the daily applications of them. Children also learn about rules and norms and the benefits of rules and regulations for selves and others, mention the types of rules in the family, in the classroom and at the school, make examples of rules of games. In understanding the rights and duties, students were exposed to rights and duties using a simple story, mention the kinds of rights and duties. Students in these grades are expected to be able to apply living in a respectful and harmony atmosphere by understanding well about rights and duties, rules and norms. Economy covers about market activities, buying and selling activites and the use of money. We also discuss diversities of the job, the role of transportation and technology in economy activities. Geography starts with discussing maps and floor plans, developing a sense of place. Topics covered include geographical patterns and processes, environmental change and sustainable development. Geography provides students with values, knowledge, concepts, and skills to better understand ourselves, our relationship to the earth, and our interdependence with other peoples of the world. The locational organization scheme of geography provides a framework for learning the physical, sovcial, and natural phenomena and appearances. In history, students are encouraged to start with telling their own personal experiences. In sociology, students learn traditional music instruments, traditional games, folk songs and dances and the cultural diversities in Indonesia.
Students in Upper Primary discusses deeper implementation of Pancasila in daily live as well as developing deeper discussion on rights and duties of citizenship in e veryday life at home, school and community. Furthermore, knowledge about General Election, States Institutions in all kind of levels as well as the functions and authorithies are introduced. Students also learn about countries associations and collaboration in the world especially in South East Asia. In economy, upper primary learn about factories, manufactures and distribution of goods and services, export and import activity, production, distribution, and consumption. In geography, children learn about natural and artificial appearances, like mountains, lakes, rivers, etc.. In these years, students also learns about ASEAN, the role of Indonesia in the ASEAN region, discuss about globalization, the advantages and disadvantages. In geography, Upper Primary learn the physical and human characteristics of places, rural and urban communities are investigated, exploring climatic and physical regions of the world and their natural resources. Concepts as mountain, river, plain, continent, equator, suburb, transportation, community, and lake are also studied. In history, children discussed Indonesian era from pra-aksara period, Hinduism, Buddhism then Moslem. Children are also exposed to the empires in those eras along with the artefacts. We also discuss the development of the administrative system in Indonesia, before and after Indonesian independence. In sociology, children discusses about tribes and cultures in Indonesia. In sociology, children explore the natural resources of Indonesia and neighboring countries.
The area of study aims to help children to survive and adjust better in dynamic changing world. Area studied stretches from Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Research and Invention.
In Leadership, child is equiped with self awareness skill, and are empowered to master skill set to be a leader, such as planning and setting goals, setting vision and priority management, team work skill as well as communication skill.
In Entrepreneurship, child is encouraged to develop a business, to learn the value of a thing, adding value and being able to co,municate the products or services developed.
In Research and Invention, children solve mysteries and problems in the nature through observation and experiments.
Children are invited to explore the richness of local culture and multinational cultures from around the world. Our Language and Culture subject mostly focus on Bahasa Subject and enriched with Balinese, Japanese, Mandarin and World History. In World History, children are invited to explore different parts of the world, the cultures, the richness and beauty of the different continents and countries.
In Bahasa, we have four big components, e.g.: Reading (Membaca), Speaking (Berbicara), Listening (Mendengarkan) and Writing (Menulis). Below are the indicators learnt in Bahasa of each Grade.