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Social Studies

Course Offerings:

7th Grade Social Studies

8th Grade Social Studies

American History

World History

Sports History

History Through Film

Holocaust Studies

World Geography


Mission Statement:

It is our goal as educators to promote the major pillars of being an upstanding and informed citizen of the world:

World literacy, a knowledge and understanding of fellow citizens of the globe and their experiences.

Civic responsibility, the ownership of the duties, privileges, and expectations that are inherent to our modern world.

Social awareness, being able to recognize and empathize with both the abstract and human concept of the "other".

These qualities combined equip students with the tools to be an exemplary citizen of the 21st century, and to create a better tomorrow.

Essential Learning Targets:

Know and accept the responsibilities of a well-informed citizen, and be willing boldly to act upon them.

Identify causal relationships between the actions of our predecessors and the results for our posterity.

Understand that disagreement and discourse is not only inevitable, but necessary, and even beneficial for unified growth.

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."

- Robert F. Kennedy