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Social Studies

The Social Studies Department subscribes to the National Council for the Social Studies view that the primary purpose of Social Studies is “to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.” Through critical reading and writing, analysis of primary source material, independent research, and oral argument, our courses in history, government, economics, and psychology help students develop the political, economic and social skills and insights necessary to fulfill their roles as responsible citizens of the nation and the world.