Social Studies

The Social Studies Department journeys with our sixth and seventh graders to the seven continents of the world where we explore the geography, culture, and history of the world and its regions.

Travel back in time to the first European settlements of our country and continue the journey through the Reconstruction era with our eighth graders in United States history class.

It is the goal of the Social Studies division that all students will acquire the habits of mind needed to become reflective and responsible citizens of our nation and world.

The courses taught in Orange County are designed to encourage active learning among our students so that the students will:

  • Understand the significance of the past and its influence on the present.

  • Be mindful of both change and continuity in our lives.

  • Appreciate the challenge and opportunities created by an increasingly interdependent global community.

  • Recognize the personal character traits of people who have made a difference in history.

  • Read various types of information effectively while learning to ask appropriate questions to distinguish fact from conjecture.

  • Research information using a variety of sources and communicate effectively.

Social Studies