The CB South Social Studies Department will develop students who use social studies understanding and skills to be self-directed learners, critical thinkers, and effective citizens in a globalized and democratic society.
The students will have regular opportunities to:
-investigate topics indepth and make meaning of their learning
-demonstrate their strengths and exercise responsibility by choosing topics of interest forinquiry
-connect American and global history, the history and culture of diverse social groups, and the community that surrounds them to their lives
Social studies learning will;
-be built on the prior knowledge of their lives and communities
-involve exploration of questions that challenge student thinking and require problem solving about significant human issues
-involve students inactive participation and cooperative learning in the classroom and wider community
-include engaging real-world resources and technology beyond textbooks.
-involve students in researching, analyzing, writing, discussing, and deliberating about authentic topics
-reflect thei mportance of students’ thinking in the discipline, their preparation to be responsible citizens and ability to transfer learning, rather than emphasizing memorization of decontextualized facts