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Social Studies

SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE THE FIRST DAY OF

SCHOOL FOR AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AND

AP US HISTORY! (click here)

Social Studies, as a discipline, is "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence."
Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, international relations, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities. In essence, social studies promotes knowledge of and involvement in civic affairs. The basic purpose of the social studies program is to teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy.

Suggested Websites in History/Social Studies
http://www.archives.gov/ :link to the National Archives with extensive primary source documents
http://www.globaled.uconn.edu/ :great information on nations around the world as well as various helpful links
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/ :offers thousands of primary sources on U.S. History as well as links to other valuable history websites
pbs.org/history :offers a variety of information from ancient history to 20th century American history
fordham.edu/HASALL/sbook.html :Medieval sourcebook with primary source documents from ancient to modern times

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