The Social Science program is designed to assist students in becoming informed citizens, fully aware of the need for ensuring the dignity and worth of the individual, personally involved in improving the society they have inherited, and capable of recognizing the interdependence of all peoples. The goals of the program are developed through diverse texts and sources, discussions, activities, investigations and research in elementary through high school. The content of these courses draws upon the various social science disciplines including civics, geography, history, sociology, and psychology. These courses develop skills necessary in gathering, analyzing and evaluating information and taking informed action.
Social Sciences Curriculum Review
Social Science teachers in our district have been reviewing, aligning and adjusting their curriculum. The curriculum documents you see here are older versions (prior to the 2018 Massachusetts Social Science Frameworks ) and as new ones are finalized they will be posted to our website for the community. We expect to continue this work throughout the school year as we seek to ensure a high quality curriculum that is inclusive, respectful and engages students to think critically and take action in their community and beyond. We are taking a critical look at our resources and working to build on the diversity of people and perspective represented, going beyond what we have done in the past. We are committed to these efforts and look forward to working with members of the school and wider community.
Should you have any questions about our curriculum revision work, please email Stephanie Quinn, Social Science Department Coordinator.