Interrogating Social Studies

Welcome to the Social Studies Hub where educators can access high quality, openly-licensed educational resources aligned to national standards as well as the Virgin Islands Standards of Achievement (VISA-SS).

Social Studies Defined

Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young 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. Definition of Social Studies (National Council for the Social Studies) The resources housed here represent curated collections of social studies units, lesson plans, learning experiences, and materials aligned to national standards as well as the Virgin Islands Standards of Achievement for Social Studies (VISA-SS).

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Grades 4-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

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