Social Studies

The National Council of Social Studies defines social studies as “the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.”  At William D. Kelley, social studies curriculum draws on a range of disciplines including anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences.

In essence, social studies is meant to enhance students’ understanding of their society and their world, with that enhanced understanding comes the seeking out of solutions to our society’s issues. A strong social studies education is the key to developing the leaders that our nation and our world needs.