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Social Studies Department Goals

Amanda Ferreira- Social Studies Department Chair


Office: 209-874-1119


  • Provide high quality online and site courses

  • Follow the updated Social Science Framework “to teach content, develop inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improve reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promote an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry in history and the related social sciences.”

  • Promote quality content, inquiry, literacy, and citizenship.

  • Provide suggestions for social science standards-based curriculum and online resources

  • Present lessons and primary source documents to promote discussion and historical critical thinking skills.

  • Provide EE oversight for Social Studies portfolio review

  • Continue to develop and maintain the Social Studies department webpage

  • Be available by phone or e-mail to assist students, parents, or ESs with any social science-related questions

For the Social Science Framework go to CA Social Studies Framework.