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Welcome to Social Studies

  • The vision of the Social Studies program is to prepare students to make a positive difference as thoughtful, active citizens in an ever-changing, diverse global community. To accomplish this vision, the focus of our social studies program is engaging students in the study of history, geography, economics and civics to ensure that students reach:

    • an understanding of the past
    • an appreciation of the present
    • an awareness and consideration of the future 
    • an understanding of diverse cultures

    so that students can become adults who participate productively in both our democratic society and in our complex, rapidly changing world. Students engage in an inquiry approach to learning to deepen their understanding and application of social studies concepts and skills and learn and use 21st century skills for deeper learning and taking informed action.

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