Social Science

In keeping with national standards, research-based best practices and NCHE Habits of Mind, the goal of Unit 4's Social Science curriculum is to promote our students' active participation and competence. Focusing on 5 areas of Social Science including inquiry, civic, geography, economics and financial literacy, and history, students study social science not as an end, but rather as a means of understanding and becoming active participants in the world.



At the heart of our social science program is the belief that students will develop into active and responsible citizens of their school, community, state, country, and the world. Guided by the College Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework, students will employ critical thinking in a problem and issue-centered curriculum. Students are encouraged to investigate historically recurring patterns of social influence and purpose solution to contemporary societal problems.

The goal of social science education is to prepare students to be active and productive citizens in a democratic society amid a globally interdependent world. Through an integrated study of social science disciplines, students will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and outlook as they become lifelong learners.


Program Goals:

Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science


Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science by Grade Level

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