Welcome to the Social Studies Department
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.
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Today in History:
October 15th, 1860 - Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard.
October 16th, 1859 - Abolitionist John Brown and his men captured the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
October 17th, 1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.
October 19th 1983 - The Senate passed a bill (78–22) making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthday a public holiday.
October 20th, 1803 - The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.