What Subjects Are Taught in Elementary School?

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Standard core subjects for elementary education include language arts, writing, reading comprehension, mathematics, science, geography, social studies or history. Elementary school electives may include computers, music, art, and basic foreign languages such as Spanish, French, Latin, Chinese, or German.

Most elementary schools also have some type of physical education implemented in their daily schedule such as walking, playing team sports, games or dance. The level and type of subject a child is taught depends on a student’s age, grade and skill level. However, specific curriculum for elementary school varies depending on the district and whether the school is public, private or online.