What is Social Studies?
"Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public as good citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world."
- 1992 The Board of Directors of National Council of Social Studies
"Our world isn't a perfect one, but it's the ONLY one we have. Learning about and from history, can impact our future immensely. Our children are "THE FUTURE". Teaching them to live peaceably and how to properly handle conflict on a daily basis can result in better communities, towns, cities, states, countries and even the world! The choice is ours and so is the responsiblity to teach our children."
-Nekenisha Brand, HMS Social Studies ALT.