The Social Science Department believes that the study of the social sciences promotes civic competence as well as providing the context for our students to become “men [or women] for others.” Within the school program, social science provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, and psychology.
The primary purpose of social science is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
As professionals, we will strive to be Reflective by using our data to reflect on what methods work best, Accessible to our colleagues, parents and students; Professional in our attitude and appearance; Inspirational in order to motivate the student to excel; and Dedicated to our profession and its ever-changing pedagogy. Overall, we have to be R.A.P.I.D., or moving quickly to train our students for the future.
In addition to the school-wide outcomes, the Social Science Department strives to create in students’ habits of mind that will aid them in their personal lives as well as their undergraduate, graduate, and professional careers. These habits of mind are as follows:
Ø Constructing and evaluating arguments: using evidence to make plausible arguments.
Ø Developing the reading and writing skills necessary to analyze point of view, context, and bias, and to understand and interpret information by using documents and other primary data.
Ø Assessing issues of change and continuity over time, including the capacity to deal with change as a process and with questions of causation.
Ø Understanding diversity of interpretations through analysis of context, point of view, and frame of reference.
Ø Building a more just world and understanding how to labor with and for others.
US History 11th Grade- Students will take an End of Course Exam (2012-2013: Baseline)
End of Course Exam Information for U.S. History
Practice EOC Questions
U.S. History EOC Review Guide
A guide is below for you to use!