integrated learning of the social studies and humanities promotes civic
competence. Within the school program social studies provide
coordinated, systematic study of such disciplines as anthropology,
economics, geography, history, law, political science, and sociology, as
well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics and
natural sciences. Social studies help people develop the ability to make
informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a
culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
The goal of the social
studies department in Rich Township is to guarantee that all graduates,
regardless of future career endeavors, will have the necessary skills
and educational background to be strong citizens, economic planners,
community leaders, and analytical thinkers, as they seek to improve and
fully participate in the society in which they live. Additionally, by
the end of the 12th grade year, students who have completed the Rich District 227 Social Studies Program will be able to:
ILLINOIS STATE GOALS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES:
STATE GOAL 14: Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
STATE GOAL 15: Understand economic systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
GOAL 16: Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping
the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
STATE GOAL 17: Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the
STATE GOAL 18: Understand social systems, with an emphasis on the United States.