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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MCISD History Expo 2018-2019
Thank you to all of the teachers, students, and staff who made our annual History Expo a success! Our students are working hard to be college-ready!
History Expo 2019-2020 Coming soon!
Today in History
August 22, 1902
Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States president to ride in an automobile.
August 23rd, 1939
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.
August 24th, 1814
The British set fire to the White House and the Capitol when they invaded Washington, DC during the War of 1812.
August 25th, 1916
The Department of the Interior created the National Park Service to manage and preserve national parks and monuments for future generations.
August 26th, 1920
The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.
August 27th, 1962
The U.S. launched the Mariner II space probe.
August 28th, 1963
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators.
Shays's rebellion, an insurrection of Massachusetts farmers against the state government, began.
August 30th, 1963
A hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.