Philosophy of Social Studies Standards
Effective social studies programs integrate history, geography, economics, political science, the behavioral sciences and the humanities (language, literature, art, and philosophy, to name a few) in order to prepare students to be participating members of the global community. Therefore, a quality social studies program:
The SHS Social Studies Department strives to incorporate these goals into our curricular offerings and daily instruction. Consequently, Ohio's College and Career Readiness Standards and the national standards suggested by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) are woven throughout the program of studies at Strongsville High School.
Ohio's K-12 Social Studies Content Standards (2002)
People in Societies
Citizenship and Responsibilities
Social Studies Skills and Methods
Beginning in 2010, we are currently in a transition period. Ohio has adopted new high school syllabi with new and revised content standards and model curriculum. Strongsville High School's Social Studies Department is in the process of transitioning these standards into our courses.
For more information on Ohio's Standards see The Ohio Dept. of Education Website at www.ode.state.us/ and click on the side take under instruction, then social studies.
National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards
Time, Continuity and Change
People, Places and Environments
Individual Development and Identity
Individuals, Groups and Institutions
Power, Authority and Governance
Production, Distribution and Consumption
Science, Technology and Society
Civic Ideals and Practices
For a more in-depth description of these standards, click here!
For more information on the national standards and other topics, please see the NCSS Website at www.ncss.org or fee free to contact the Social Studies Deptartment Chairperson.
Other National Standards