"Democracy needs to be reborn in each generation, and education is its midwife." - John Dewey
Social Studies is defined as the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The core purpose of social studies education is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enable them to become effective citizens. Throughout the curriculum and at every grade level students have the opportunity to apply their civic knowledge, skills and values as they consider real problems in their school, community, nation, and world.