The Social Studies department believes that instilling a sense of pride in our students is key to their academic success. Students will work harder if they feel a connection to the staff and their peers. Success is possible in the Social Studies department by working hard and having a good working relationship between student, teacher, and classmates.
The Social Studies department feels a keen understanding of our past, our minds, our culture, our economy and our government is crucial to understanding the world we live in. Students will learn how to make connections between the past and our modern world. They will learn how to analyze all different types of sources; maps, newspapers, primary sources, secondary sources, artwork, music, etc. Students will learn how to express themselves in writing and in conversation. In order for students to become career and college ready, students are expected to become investigators of life, not just passive observers.