History / Social Studies
 
History/Social Studies
 
 
"We cannot escape history and neither can we escape a desire to understand it" - Anonymous
Mrs. Anita Falvo, Supervisor
908-647-4800 ext. 4816
 

 The Social Studies Department is committed to the school vision of developing critical and creative thinkers who collaborate and communicate. We promote academic inquiry, acceptance and tolerance of differences, and encourage students to learn in a way that will help them solve real-world, authentic issues.
  
   
  Our Mission:

History/Social Studies teachers are committed to providing their students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to be responsible, civic-minded citizens. Through the study of history and social sciences, we aim to develop the following: promoting interest in learning about the past and present, encourage creative and ethical decision-making, practice communication through writing and speech, engage in conflict resolution skills, and become motivated to take part in society in a positive manner.

Goals

  • Develop a strong content knowledge base of information.
  • Build skills in areas such as reading comprehension, writing, and debate/speaking - Common Core.  Focus is on Historical Thinking Skills: Historical Thinking Skills
  • Critically think about topics and express thoughts/interpretations of information.
  • Actively engage in classroom activities.
  • Promote authentic learning and assessment.
  • Encourage all students to challenge themselves and to reach their potential.