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Welcome to the Social Studies Department 
Phone: 956-323-5533
 
Our mission in the Mission C.I.S.D. social studies department is to create a K-12th grade academic program which will educate students so that they will act responsibly as members of a democratic society. It is our goal to design and execute a dynamic, student-centered, social studies curriculum framework that links today’s classroom with the past, and the future 
 
Students in the social studies program will develop an understanding and appreciation of the contributions that diverse civilizations and cultures have made throughout history and the impact that they have had on the development of democratic ideals. Students will study Political, Economic, Religious, Social, Intellectual and Artistic issues that have shaped the world our students live in today.
 
In addition, our students will be challenged by actively participating in the democratic process, honoring cultural diversity, utilizing literature and technology, promoting research, developing decision making skills, incorporating strategies for reading, interpreting data, and examining geographic, historical, cultural, and economic situations through a variety of experiences and activities.
 
                HISTORY EXPO 2018-19 - Click to Enlarge Pictures >>>>
 
Link to ELEMENTARY Social Studies Google Drive Curriculum Folders
 
"myWorld Social Studies" Elementary Social Studies Adoption
 
 
  Today in History  
 

 

December 13, 1978

The U.S. Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar, the first U.S. coin honoring a woman.

December 14, 1985

Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. 

December 15, 1791

The Bill of Rights took effect with Virginia's ratification of it.

December 16, 1773

The Boston Tea Party took place. 

December 17, 1903

Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first flight in a heavier-than-air plane at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

December 18, 1865

Slavery was abolished with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

December 19, 1732

Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard's Almanac.