CB South Social Studies Department

Social Studies Globe  

The CB South Social Studies Department will develop students who use social studies understanding and skills to be self-directed learners, critical thinkers, and effective citizens in a globalized and democratic society.


The students will have regular opportunities to:

-investigate topics indepth and make meaning of their learning

-demonstrate their strengths and exercise responsibility by choosing topics of interest forinquiry

-connect American and global history, the history and culture of diverse social groups, and the community that surrounds them to their lives


Social studies learning will;

-be built on the prior knowledge of their lives and communities

-involve exploration of questions that challenge student thinking and require problem solving about significant human issues

-involve students inactive participation and cooperative learning in the classroom and wider community

-include engaging real-world resources and technology beyond textbooks.

-involve students in researching, analyzing, writing, discussing, and deliberating about authentic topics

-reflect thei mportance of students’ thinking in the discipline, their preparation to be responsible citizens and ability to transfer  learning, rather than emphasizing memorization of decontextualized facts