Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as 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. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
Who Teaches Social Studies at The Phoenix?
PCLC curriculum director overseas the effective implementation of all social studies content appropriate for each age group in line with Ohio learning standards.
K thru 4: Social Studies curriculum in these grades are integrated into daily activities directed by each teacher.
5-6: Mrs. Lauren Koonce teaches 5-6th grade social studies.
7-8: Mr. Darryl Shirley Sr. teaches 7-8th grade social studies.
Phoenix follows the Ohio Learning Standards established by the Ohio Department of Education.
ODE Social Studies Curriculum Link: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Social-Studies/Model-Curriculum-for-Social-Studies