Social Studies Department Objectives and Goals:
The Social Studies program at North Salem High School seeks to educate students to become informed and involved citizens of our democratic society and to prepare students to identify, analyze and work to solve real world problems that face our increasingly diverse never-increasing increasing interdependent world. Our program also seeks to teach skills which are essential to effectively participate in the political and economic processes of our country including research, writing, and speaking. New York State requires all students to take four full years of Social Studies.
After successful completion of middle school social studies courses, four years of social studies are required at the high school level for all students. The curriculum follows the guidelines established by the Regents of New York State Education Department.
Grade 9 Global History and Geography I
Grade 10 Global History and Geography II
Grade 11 U.S. History and Government
Grade 12 Participatory Government (one semester) and Economics (one semester)