Female student posing with a globe and stack of history textbooks.

Social Studies

Michael Elliott

Secondary Social Studies and World Languages Instructional Supervisor

Lynn Strang

Elementary Humanities Instructional Supervisor

Social Studies is intended to promote civic competence through integrated study of the social sciences and humanities. Within the school program, Social Studies provides coordinated, systematic study that draws upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, belief systems and sociology, as well upon appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics and natural sciences. The primary purpose of Social Studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.