Social/Global Studies Guiding Principles
Social/Global Studies Vision
Barrington 220 students will develop the ability to independently read, write, think, and speak through rigorous and authentic learning experiences that incorporate a wide range of sources and texts. Students will become active and informed citizens of a democratic society who understand multicultural, national, and global perspectives.
In an effective Social/Global Studies classroom:
- Students have informed and productive discussions on controversial issues and the teacher models how to have a civil and respectful conversation.
- Students engage in meaningful research and written reflection to form their own perspective and share their findings with a larger, authentic audience.
- Students explore multiple perspectives in both historical and current issues so they can develop informed opinions.
- Students are critical thinkers who question, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary sources and evaluate them for accuracy, relevance, perspective, and bias.
- Students make their own claims supported with evidence and critique the claims of others using compelling evidence and sound reasoning.
- Students participate in decision-making processes and engaging simulations of democratic processes that connect them to the local or global community.
- Students work toward independence in the inquiry process.
Middle School Curriculum - coming soon