Social Science Overview

  • K-12 Social Science Philosophy

    • The purpose of the Social Sciences curriculum is to provide an integrated study of the Social Sciences to prepare students to become responsible citizens. 
    • A viable K-12 Social Sciences program incorporates the five perspectives of Social Science identified in the Illinois Goals for Learning and the Academic Standards.
    • Five perspectives of Social Sciences (historical, economic, political, geographic and behavioral sciences) should be included in the curriculum at each grade level.  
    • The K-12 curriculum should build upon itself — expanding and broadening skills and concepts throughout the grades.  
    • The K-12 curriculum should organize information which will allow students to understand connections and to make multiple applications of this knowledge.