Social science education is essential for all high-school students. A sound understanding of the social sciences contributes to the survival of democratic institutions. Social Studies courses trace the origins of democratic principles, show how and why principles of democracy have flourished, and encourage responsible citizenship.
Social science education is also important because it contributes to the growth and development of the individual. By examining the complexities of human behavior; the epic stages of social, cultural, and scientific development; and the problems that confront modern society, students develop a better understanding of who they are and where they have come from. Students also gain deeper insights into the social forces that affect their lives.
We in the Social Studies Department invite you to explore a diverse range of courses, many with multiple levels of difficulty. If you have specific questions, please direct them to the Department Head, Jennifer Resmini (JResmini@PinkertonAcademy.org).