Social Studies

Guiding Principles:

Hingham’s social studies curriculum is structured to complement the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for English Language Arts and Literacy. The major goal is to prepare students to be active and contributing citizens in the local, regional, national, and international communities. Basic to this goal is the acquisition and processing of knowledge through the development of critical thinking and citizenship skills. The curriculum emphasizes, through the use of various teaching strategies, the application of factual knowledge to major themes that are essential for all students. Among these themes are those designed to foster an appreciation and respect for human dignity and diversity. Finally, we hope to foster in students the enthusiasm to become lifetime readers and learners in the social sciences in order to enrich their lives.

Page 49 in the Program of Studies

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Curriculum Summaries:  Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5Middle School, High School

Massachusetts Girls & Boys State Programs:

Attention Juniors:

Hingham High seeks nominations for the Massachusetts Boys and Girls State programs.  Both programs offer studies of the democratic process by simulating local and state level governments.  Participants run for elected offices, deliver speeches, and pass laws.  Potential candidates must exhibit above average academic standing, possess qualities of leadership, scholarship, patriotism, and service, demonstrate a preference for public speaking or debate, and believe in ideals of “God and Country”.  The programs run between June 17-23 at Stonehill College.  Participants must attend the full term of the program and would have to arrange to take their final exams early. If you are interested, please talk to your history teacher or Mr. Hoey.  The applications found below must be returned by Monday, February 13th.

Summer Assignments 2016

Department Review 2013 [pdf]

Contests, Awards & Opportunities for Students

“Superintendent Spotlight” Episodes Featuring the Social Studies Department

Social Studies Department in the News