This year it was all about Jeepneys and markets for Gael's grade 1 class. He got to visit the Sarao factory, meet a maker of ejeepneys and recreate a market in school. Pretty much all the fun things I never did when I was in school. At Keys School Manila Social Studies is the core of the curriculum for the lower grades where literacy, math, art and other academic areas are applied. Learning is through manipulatives and experiential activities, no battery of drills, worksheets and tests. You can see how this holistic approach is done in their work.