Welcome to the Social Science Department!
The Social Science program is designed to assist students in becoming informed citizens, fully aware of the need for ensuring the dignity and worth of the individual, personally involved in improving the society they have inherited, and capable of recognizing the interdependence of all peoples. The goals of the program are developed through diverse texts and sources, discussions, activities, investigations and research in elementary through high school. The content of these courses draws upon the various social science disciplines including civics, geography, history, sociology, and psychology. These courses develop skills necessary in gathering, analyzing and evaluating information and taking informed action.
Social Sciences Curriculum Review
Social Science teachers in our district have been reviewing, aligning and adjusting their curriculum. The curriculum documents you see here are older versions (prior to the 2018 Massachusetts Social Science Frameworks) and as new ones are finalized they will be posted to our website for the community. We expect to continue this work throughout the school year as we seek to ensure a high quality curriculum that is inclusive, respectful and engages students to think critically and take action in their community and beyond. We are taking a critical look at our resources and working to build on the diversity of people and perspective represented, going beyond what we have done in the past. We are committed to these efforts and look forward to working with members of the school and wider community.
Should you have any questions about our curriculum revision work, please email Stephanie Quinn, Social Science Department Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Your Kids to the Park for FREE!Attention 4th Grade parents: Your students are learning about the geography, climate and beauty of our country this year. It's the perfect opportunity to plan a trip to visit one or more parks this spring or summer. As part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, 4th graders and their families are eligible for free admission to our amazing National Parks throughout the entire country! Follow the link for more information on how to get your pass and start planning your trip. Enjoy these national treasures. 4th Grade National Parks Pass InformationMany parks are close by! Explore the list of places the pass is accepted by State Here.MA: Lowell National Historic Park, Minute Man National Historic Park, Boston National Historic Park, Cape Cod National Seashore (Provincetown)NH: White Mountain National ForestME: Acadia National Park
Ms. Stephanie Quinn, M.A.T, C.A.G.S
K-12 Social Science Coordinator
Phone: 978-251-5111 ext. 5520
The CHS Civics Classes want to encourage everyone, 18 years or older, to register to vote. More information on voting eligibility and process can be found HERE. We encourage all community members to learn, engage and vote.
We have just wrapped up a successful voter registration campaign at CHS this fall. Through a grant earned from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, students at Chelmsford High School partnered with students from Billerica High School. The students collaborated to promote voter pre-registration and registration for students ages 16-19 in both communities. Thank you to Daniel Richter (CHS-Social Science Teacher) and Anthony Gubelman (BHS- Social Science Teacher) for their work with the student leaders this fall.