The social studies curriculum includes the study of related knowledge and modes of inquiry selected from history, the humanities, and the social sciences, including anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Thematic units will integrate the various subjects and address key areas of social studies in alignment with Nevada Academic Content Standards. Character Education components (respect, honesty, responsibility, self-control, tolerance, kindness, citizenship and cooperation) will be emphasized individually through thematic lessons and group projects.
Social Studies education will promote loyalty, love of country and community, and will prepare students to participate intelligently in public affairs. The curriculum will allow students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand current political and social issues. Social studies education will provide students with an understanding of the democratic principles and ideals upon which good citizenship is founded and an understanding of the world beyond their borders.