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    CB South Social Studies Department

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    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

     
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