Social Studies 

Social Studies teachers develop creativity, collaboration, and independent thinking among students through inquiry, research, and analysis, thereby equipping empowered and empathetic local, national, and global citizens.

Through Social Studies classes, students will learn to:

  • Analyze primary and secondary sources for content, audience, point of view, and affect.

  • Make connections between social studies (i.e., history, geography, sociology, law, politics, economics, and psychology) and other disciplines (e.g., art, music, literature, world language, science, technology) to develop an appreciation and understanding of the variety of human experience and the diversity of our world.

  • Understand the reciprocal relationship between geography and human behavior and articulate how each affects the other.

  • Value and analyze historical perspective as a human construction of past events.

  • Master technology as a tool for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and communicating information.

  • Demonstrate creativity, collaboration, and independent thinking by identifying and addressing societal challenges through individual and group effort. 

  • Understand, comprehend, and critically think about how past events influence the present.

For more information, please review the Social Studies Program Review.


Tim Charleston, Supervisor of Social Studies for Pre-K-8
609.806.4270 x 5529

Mark Shelley, Supervisor of Social Studies for 9-12
609.806.4280 x 3620