Social Studies Matters
The mission of the Social Studies Department is to help students learn to make informed and reasoned decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. History forms the core of the program offered by the department, but the central discipline is expanded and supported by insights and strategies drawn from geography, political science, economics, sociology and anthropology. Instruction includes chronology, cause-effect reasoning, exercises in geographical literacy, information gathering, processing skills, strategies for effective communication, and ethical decision making.
Social Studies Program Review is forthcoming!
The Program Review committee will review the current K-12 Social Studies Program, including curriculum, instruction, and resources.
The committee will recommend revisions and enhancements to ensure a comprehensive, coherent, integrated, and developmentally appropriate program that is aligned with state standards and with accepted best practice.