5th - 8th Grade Social Studies
Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities in order to promote civic competence, patriotism, and the values of our American heritage. A well-articulated K-8 Social Studies program should include a coordinated, systematic study of civics, U.S. and World History, economics, geography, and cultures of the past and present.Our vision as educators is to provide solid content, student-centered instructional methods, and varied assessment. This will include research-based strategies and teacher-designed classroom activities fostering critical thinking.
Our democratic society is one of continuity and change, diversity and commonality, adversity and opportunity. Such a society needs knowledgeable, thoughtful, and ethical participation by its citizens in an effort to promote the common good and increase the general welfare of its citizens.