The Social Studies department seeks to foster students’ critical-thinking skills in ways that will help them become well-informed, participatory citizens in our democracy. By grappling with historical, economic, and political challenges, students do not merely learn facts about controversial issues. Instead, we teach them the need to weigh the pros and cons of various political arguments, to seek out informative sources, to weigh bias in those sources, and to construct persuasive arguments that rely on evidence rather than upon logical fallacies. We work with all students to improve their writing, their ability to distinguish correlation versus causation, and their ability to persuade others. We urge students to challenge received wisdom, and to grapple with the implications of history, economics, and the other social studies disciplines for themselves. Our goal is to help all students discover the connection between the events of the past, the circumstances of the present, and the way that both influence the lives of young people.
|AP European History||161.42 KB|
|AP Psychology||194.76 KB|
|Introduction to Psychology||163.28 KB|
|Current Affairs||170.63 KB|
|US History A||163.6 KB|
|World History B||162.97 KB|
|AP Government||88.35 KB|