• Social Studies
       The Common Core State Standards were created to help ensure that all students are college and career ready by the end of high school.  The standards are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. A common set of learning goals helps teachers and parents ensure students are challenged and making appropriate progress. 

    In Social Studies, students will focus on important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.  Specifically, students will learn about:

           Varying levels of text complexity

           Primary and secondary sources

           Depth, as opposed to breadth of content

           Reading from multiple perspectives to write arguments, not opinions

           Writing arguments, not persuasion

           Writing informative/explanatory text

           Publishing student work to an audience

           Computer literacy skills

           Utilizing multiple sources

           Self-generated research questions

           The research process

           Paraphrasing/restating information

           Deep, critical thinking about Social Studies

           All literacy domains: reading, writing, listening, speaking