How do we become active citizens in the U.S. and the global community? How do we think critically, making connections between the past and the present? How do we analyze documents and online sources for content and credibility? How do we cultivate an understanding of social and economic justice issues?
The Social Studies Department seeks to develop all of those skills and more within the context of each course, topic and time period. The Department seeks to integrate an understanding of history with an understanding of the present. Courses investigate cultural, economic, intellectual, and religious topics in addition to presenting traditional political narratives.