Social Studies

Teacher pointing at a flagThe vital task of History and Social Science is to prepare students to become thoughtful citizens in a free and democratic society who are able to positively contribute to their community. Central to this purpose is the engagement of students in a comprehensive process of confronting multiple dilemmas, and encouraging them to speculate, think critically, and make personal and civic decisions on information from multiple perspectives.

Instructional Approach

Learning history and other social sciences is about more than memorizing names and dates.  Hanover County Social Studies teachers challenge students to make meaningful connections between past and present, analyze sources of information, and draw conclusions based on available evidence.

Guiding Standards

Approved Instructional Resources

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Dr. Rob Williams, Social Studies Specialist

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