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Social Studies

Vision
 
To create an environment that fosters learning, cultural awareness, and civic-mindedness for all students in East Orange School District.
 
Mission
 
The EOSD’s Social Studies Department seeks to support its students by engaging and collaborating with all stakeholders to eliminate barriers to learning. Through communication and cooperation, we will provide the necessary resources to ensure that teachers are equipped to create an environment that fosters learning, cultural awareness, and civic-mindedness for all students in East Orange School District.
 
EOSD Social Studies Program
 
The Social Studies K–12 program at EOSD consists of the integrated study of the social sciences to prepare our students for responsible citizenship in an increasingly global society. Social Studies is essential to individual growth in a democratic society. Throughout its courses, disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge is used to understand how powerful ideas are drawn from history, law, geography, government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Our students then construct meaning by understanding important ideas and their perspectives as responsible citizens grow as a result.
 
Social Studies instruction will be guided by the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) - Social Studies, with a focus on the following four dimensions:
 
  • Developing questions and planning inquiries;
  • Applying disciplinary concepts and tools;
  • Evaluating sources and using evidence;
  • Communicating conclusions and taking informed action.
S. Richardson
 
 
Shea Richardson
Supervisor of Social Studies
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