Beliefs

Beliefs

“The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.”

An effective social studies program provides coordinated systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology.

Social studies prepares students to be personally and socially aware, promotes multiple perspectives, encourages intellectual curiosity, promotes critical thinking skills, reinforces a broad range of communication skills, charges students to assume responsibility for positive change and civic action, and challenges them to envision and create a better world.