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department avatarLiteracy, Social Studies, & Library Services, K-12

The United States and its democracy are constantly evolving and are in continuous need of citizens who can adapt its enduring traditions and values to meet changing circumstances. Meeting that need is the mission of social studies. By participating in social studies education, students develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. Course requirements are defined by the state of Nevada which include 7th grade United States/Nevada History and 8th grade World Geography. A variety of social studies disciplines which may include ancient history, civics, economics, or current events could be offered in quarterly or semester exploration classes.

Program Outcomes

Students will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • culture.
  • time, continuity, and change.
  • people, places, and environments.
  • individual development and identity.
  • individuals, groups, and institutions.
  • power, authority, and governance.
  • production, distribution, and consumption.
  • science, technology, and society.
  • global connections and interdependence.
  • civic ideals and practice.