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History & Social Science

Introduction:
The Brockton Public Schools' History and Social Science program, K-8, address the learning standards of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. Our program combines and integrates various fields such as United States and World History, geography, economics, civics and government.

The guiding principles of the curriculum emphasize the individuality of the students while connecting their lives to the past and present. Through studies in geography, economics, civics and government, history and the arts and humanities, students learn historical explanations for the differences among individuals and peoples.

Multiple strategies are encouraged in order to broaden the students' global understanding. Learning must be student-centered, experiential, developmental and challenging.

With a view to providing our students the essential skills and attitudes for living in the twenty-first century, our ultimate goal is to enable students to acquire the knowledge, abilities and judgment to continue to learn for themselves; to deliberate responsibly on local, national and international issues; and to understand that we are all individuals whose human and civil rights deserve respect.

The Brockton High School Social Science Department has incorporated the Core Concept of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework as its foundation:

The goal of a history and social science curriculum is to enable students, by systemic study, to acquire the knowledge, skill, and judgment to continue to learn for themselves; to participate intelligently, justly, and responsibly in civic life, and in deliberation about local, national, and international issues; and to avail themselves of historical and cultural resources - historic sites, museums, parks, libraries, multimedia information sources - wherever they may live or travel.

The Brockton High School Social Science Department hopes to prepare our students to live in a democratic society in an interdependent world with the knowledge and skills necessary to become rational, humane, and contributing citizens in our world.

K-8

Dr. Julianne Andrade
Coordinator of Elementary Literacy K-5 and Social Studies K-8
508-894-4270
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Introduction:
The Brockton Public Schools' History and Social Science program, K-8, address the learning standards of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. Our program combines and integrates various fields such as United States and World History, geography, economics, civics and government.

The guiding principles of the curriculum emphasize the individuality of the students while connecting their lives to the past and present. Through studies in geography, economics, civics and government, history and the arts and humanities, students learn historical explanations for the differences among individuals and peoples.

Multiple strategies are encouraged in order to broaden the students' global understanding. Learning must be student-centered, experiential, developmental and challenging.

With a view to providing our students the essential skills and attitudes for living in the twenty-first century, our ultimate goal is to enable students to acquire the knowledge, abilities and judgment to continue to learn for themselves; to deliberate responsibly on local, national and international issues; and to understand that we are all individuals whose human and civil rights deserve respect.

Information:

Core Social Science Text:


Grade 3 Massachusetts (Scott Foresman) BPS Brockton Unit of Study
Grade 4Regions (Scott Foresman)
Grade 5The United States (Scott Foresman)
Grade 6The World (Scott Foresman)
Grade 7World Regions (Harcourt Publisher)
Grade 8The World (Harcourt Publisher)
LINKS FOR TEACHERS

...BPS Grade 3 City of Brockton Unit of Study Curriculum Resource

...Mexico - Unit of Study Grade 4

...Draft: Social Science Curriculum Guide, Grades 3-8

...Grade 7 Syllabi

...Grade 8 Syllabi

...www.scottforesman.com

...Core Text Reading Street PreK-6 Unit Theme Titles and Essential Questions

...www.nhd.org (National History Day website)
...www.history.com (History Channel website)

...www.nationalgeographic.com
...ABC-CLIO Schools
...My Wonderful World (maps and games, an atlas, a global I.Q. test, a geography career guide, a newsletter, and links to global organizations like the Peace Corps)

9-12

Emily Flores, Department Chair
508-580-7465
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Introduction:
The Brockton High School Social Science Department has incorporated the Core Concept of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework as its foundation:
The goal of a history and social science curriculum is to enable students, by systemic study, to acquire the knowledge, skill, and judgment to continue to learn for themselves; to participate intelligently, justly, and responsibly in civic life, and in deliberation about local, national, and international issues; and to avail themselves of historical and cultural resources - historic sites, museums, parks, libraries, multimedia information sources - wherever they may live or travel.

The Brockton High School Social Science Department hopes to prepare our students to live in a democratic society in an interdependent world with the knowledge and skills necessary to become rational, humane, and contributing citizens in our world.

Curriculum:
The Social Science course descriptions have been written to present as accurate a reflection as possible of the nature of the course they describe. Teachers plan work to meet both the objectives listed with the courses and the expectations of the students who are taking them. Objectives for all courses have been written to reflect the literacy goals of the school, the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, and several aspects of the Social Science curriculum at Brockton High School.

Social Science Guidelines & Policies

Freshman World History

United States History I

United States History II

Modern World History

Advanced Placement Courses

Senior Elective Courses
Sociology Anthropology
Civics
Ancient American History
African American History
Economics
Psychology

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