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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.
US History Resources
Course Overview Sheet Grade 11 United States History (Updated On: 09/11/2015 02:18 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
HS_Social Studies_US History AP_July 2014 (Updated On: 08/12/2014 10:48 AM) Rating 0 out of 5
US History Grade 11_Unit 1_Reconstruction_December 2015 (Updated On: 02/04/2016 01:04 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
US History Grade 11_Unit 10_Cold War and Postwar America_July 2015 (Updated On: 12/16/2015 05:18 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
US History Grade 11_Unit 11_Great Society and Civil Rights Movements_July 2015 (Updated On: 12/16/2015 05:21 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
US History Grade 11_Unit 12_Vietnam War and Protests_July 2015 (Updated On: 12/16/2015 05:21 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
US History Grade 11_Unit 13_Politics and Economics 1968-1980_July 2015 (Updated On: 12/18/2015 02:40 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
US History Grade 11_Unit 14_Resurgence of Conservatism_July 2015 (Updated On: 12/18/2015 02:41 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
US History Grade 11_Unit 15_The Modern Age_July 2015 (Updated On: 12/18/2015 02:41 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
US History Grade 11_Unit 2_Westward Expansion_July 2015 (Updated On: 09/22/2015 02:11 PM) Rating 0 out of 5
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