The social studies program is designed to prepare students for active, intelligent, and informed decision-making within the framework of democracy. The methods of inquiry in history and the social sciences are essential to these objectives.
Students may benefit by the course offerings in the following ways:
- Citizens and Taxpayers - The emphasis on why events happen and why people behave as they do, rather than a simple narrative, forms the basis of all courses. By clarifying the alternatives on important social issues, the students are encouraged to develop the ability to exercise critical thinking skills.
- Occupational Choice - Business and industry are recognizing that they have an obligation to deal with a wide range of social problems. Scientific and engineering problems will be dealt with more effectively by those with a background in social studies.
- Future Study - College admissions officers are inclined to view students with a balanced education more favorably
than those with narrow preparation. These students will be an asset to the institution they attend, as well as to
society. Portions of the college entrance exams also reflect the need for social studies education
- Oral History Project - Google Site