Social Studies

The aim of social studies is the promotion of civic competence—the knowledge, intellectual processes, and democratic dispositions required of students to be active and engaged participants in public life... The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. –

National Council for the Social Studies

Contact Us

Bruce A. Lesh
Director of Social Studies, Science and Disciplinary Literacy
(410) 767-0519

Leah Renzi
Coordinator K-12 Social Studies
(410) 767-0589

Beth Ann Haas

Specialist, American Government
(410) 767-0351