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Social Studies Department Goals

  • Provide high quality Blackboard courses

  • Follow the updated Social Science Framework “to teach content, develop inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improve reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promote an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry in history and the related social sciences.”

  • Provide suggestions for social science standards-based curriculum and online resources

  • Use primary sources in our online courses to offer varying first-hand accounts of a particular event

  • Provide EE oversight for Social Studies portfolio review

  • Continue to develop and maintain the Social Studies department webpage

  • Be available by phone or e-mail to assist students/parents with any social science-related questions

  • Present lessons and discussion to promote historical critical thinking skills.

  • Promote content, inquiry, literacy, and citizenship.

Shanda Rickman- Social Studies Department Chair

Email:  srickman@cwcharter.org

Office: 1-800-808-9895 ext 284

For the Social Science Framework go to CA Social Studies Framework.