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The curriculum of the Social Studies Department challenges our students to become responsible, informed citizens and life-long learners. Our curriculum also prepares students to be College and Career Ready through its adaptation of the Connecticut Common Core State Literacy in Reading and Writing Standards for Social Studies, Grades 9-12.

The Social Studies Curriculum, in turn, requires its teachers to be experts in their content areas and flexible in their instructional approaches. Professional organizations, such as the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), the Connecticut Council for Social Studies, and the AP College Board provide staff members with opportunities to access instructional resources, pedagogical trends, and instructional insights from colleagues.

The development of responsible, informed citizens and life-long learners is at the heart of the mission of the high school School Social Studies Department. Preparing our students to be College and Career Ready is also a central tenet of our department’s work. The curriculum, therefore, challenges students to:

  • Develop and demonstrate Social Studies content and skills mastery through a range of assessments, including (but not limited to) authentic assessments, objective tests, argumentative and informational writing assignments, and research papers/projects.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the historical past influences our contemporary world.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills when constructing questions and positions on given topics.
  • Determine the meaning of words describing political, social, and/or economic concepts of history/social studies.
  • Compare and contrast depictions of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
  • Clearly express ideas in verbal and written modes.
  • Write discipline-specific argumentative and informational/explanatory texts routinely over an extended period of time or shorter time-frames.
  • Research, gather, and synthesize relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources.
  • Recognize and evaluate the validity of multiple perspectives, sources, and viewpoints while acknowledging an individual’s right to an opinion.
  • Incorporate technology into their academic research.
  • Extend their academic learning beyond the walls of our classrooms through extra-curricular activities such as Enfield Youth Vote, the Model United Nations Club, and Darfur Awareness Committee.
  • Make appropriate academic, social, and personal choices.
Modern World History Resources
Modern World History_Unit 1_Foundations of the Modern World_2016 (Updated On: 11/14/2017 12:01 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
Modern World History_Unit 2_Causes and Effects of WWI_2016 (Updated On: 11/14/2017 12:01 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
Modern World History_Unit 3_Russian Revolution_2016 (Updated On: 11/14/2017 12:01 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
Modern World History_Unit 4_The Rise of Totalitarianism and WWII_2016 (Updated On: 11/14/2017 12:02 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
Modern World History_Unit 5_The Cold War and Asia_2016 (Updated On: 11/14/2017 12:02 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
Modern World History_Unit 6_The New Europe_2016 (Updated On: 11/14/2017 12:03 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
Modern World History_Unit 7_The Struggle for Democracy Latin America Africa_2016 (Updated On: 11/14/2017 12:03 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
Modern World History_Unit 8_Conflicts in the Middle East Global Terrorism_2016 (Updated On: 11/14/2017 12:03 PM) Rating 0 out of 5