AIMS and Focus
Social Studies focuses on the development of critical thinking skills using innovative teaching methods such as:
- Collaborative-learning activities
- Student-centered teaching activities
- Role Play
- Differentiated instruction
A unique element of the Social Studies program at all levels is Field Study, which fosters life-long learning. We take advantage of resources of our location to provide age appropriate learning experiences outside the classroom. Students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Honors course are afforded unique field study opportunities in Greece—Athens' sites/museums, Ancient Delphi, & Byzantine, Mystra, and in Italy & France. Middle School students are also required to keep field notebooks at each grade level for field trips and other special events.
Other unique classroom activities offered by the Social Studies Department include: