Social Studies

Social Studies Mission Statement

Social studies is the study of political, economic, cultural, and environmental aspects of societies in the past, and in the present. It is also, the integrated study of the social studies and humanities to encourage civic responsibility, and to provide a framework for lifelong participation in the community.

A democracy requires educated citizens who can make informed decisions. Social studies helps students understand and participate in the democratic process. As our society becomes more culturally diverse and we live in a more interdependent world the social studies provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the past necessary for coping with the present and planning for the future. It helps explain their relationship to other people, and to social and political institutions.

Our purpose is that students not only learn information but also how to learn so that they can continue to seek the knowledge that will allow them to reach their full potential and be productive members of society.