The social studies curriculum recognizes the dignity and worth of all cultures within the world community and strives to familiarize our young people with these other cultures. Changes in our society and in the world increase the demands on our nation and its citizens. It is imperative that young Americans begin to understand how events in the past shape our lives today and how the event of today will shape the future.
In keeping with this philosophy, we believe that embedded in our social studies curriculum should be a comprehensive survey of non-fiction reading materials and a focus on the strategies needed to read them. The use of non-fiction trade books, newspapers, magazines, and other on-line sources will be used a great deal. Teachers are encouraged to discuss the future impact of these events in their classes too.
We believe that we need to prepare our students for the complex and technical world of the 21st Century. We recognize that knowledge of history, geology, geography, and other social sciences such as political science and anthropology are essential to prepare our students to be the leaders of the next generation.