After a thorough analysis of the current social science sequence, and after much deliberation and collaboration with the social science department, the guidance department, outside schools and colleges, as well as the administration, the Curriculum Review Committee is prepared to make a final proposal.
Essential Criteria for Improving
the Social Science Sequence:
The overlap of similar topics and material in the course
sequence must be eliminated.
A course that specifically
addresses geographic concepts is currently lacking in the required social
science sequence and should be included.
The social science curriculum
should be adjusted with the least amount of disruption to the teachers and
A curriculum enabling the teachers
to focus on skills should be established.
Each grade level should be allowed
more control over texts, materials, and focus of the course to grade level
Students will be better prepared for academic and college
success through a Pre-AP program.
A sequence that facilitates
interdisciplinary opportunities should be created.