Christina School District Social Studies prepares students to become informed and active citizens who accept their responsibilities, understand their rights, and participate actively in society and government. In alignment with the Delaware Department of Education, students are encouraged to research issues, form reasoned opinions, support their positions, and engage in the political process. Christina School District students are expected to learn a genuine respect for the rights of others, a concern for the common good, and a commitment to such basic democratic principles as equal rights and majority rule. Christina School District Social Studies provides skills and knowledge necessary for individuals to become competent decision makers, both in their personal lives and when making societal choices.
Christina School District's Social Studies programs deliver well-balanced daily lessons that are aligned with Delaware’s standards. It combines the District’s required curriculum units with the State’s recommendations. Throughout the school year, students participate in a wide range of activities that are taught through civics, economics, geography, and history.
Grade level units are listed below:
Local and National Competitions
Christina School District students learn when they are able to see the "big picture" rather than positioned as passive spectators in the classroom. Engaging students----deeply, passionately, and inquisitively--with context, knowledge, and that such learning not only enhances one's academic achievement, but offers opportunities for them to think differently about themselves and how they are connected to the world. The current secondary social studies program offers many experiential learning opportunities for students to participate in. Click on the links below to find out more about these local and national opportunities:
Disciplinary Literacy strategies and skills are applied as students acquire information and communicate their learning and understanding in social studies. The integration of literacy and social studies is critical for student success. Christina School District students are explicitly taught research-based strategies that help to improve adolescent literacy. In today's world, students are bombarded with visuals, images, and information, that may not be credible sources of information. Sorting through primary and secondary sources of information requires that students formulate questions, think critically, and connect to multiple texts.
- Civic Literacy
- Financial Literacy
- Geographic Literacy
- Reading Like A Historian