What are the social studies?

The study of history and how humans interact, how they have interacted and how they will interact with themselves and the physical world around.

Why teach them?

Social Studies teaches critical thinking and how to make informed decisions and provides background information about how to interpret and deal with current events.

Social Studies examines how histories, political and economic systems interact with physical and cultural environments. It is essential to be taught in schools in order to cultivate the ability in students to be engaged citizens and globally aware. With an emphasis on critical thinking, the Social Studies enable students to develop the ability to connect the events of the past with contemporary issues.

Our goal is to form a well-rounded, knowledgeable body of students who will become participatory, active, democratic citizens through the subject areas of history, geography, government and economics. (Elise, Rachael, Jessica, Eric, Glenn)