Social Studies DepartmentMr. John Wimmer, Chairperson(516)792-4052Email: email@example.com
The mission of Social Studies education in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools is to prepare our students to participate productively and responsibly in a rapidly changing, technological and global society, recognizing the interdependence of the world community, learners will develop a sense of global awareness and an understanding of how their school community fits into the neighborhood, town,country, state, country and world.
The P-12 Social Studies curriculum draws upon social science concepts from many disciplines including archaeology,economics, geography,history,political science,sociology, belief systems and psychology. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools adheres to the guidelines established by the New York State Social Studies Framework which guides students in developing the ability to understand concepts and key ideas through the analysis of primary and secondary documents that provide information that results in a deeper understanding of Social Studies.
Hewlett-Woodmere has established a Social Studies curriculum that encourages our students to think critically and creatively to develop the intellectual, technological, social and public speaking skills necessary for success in the academic environment as well as in their role as members of the community.
Students in the High School can participate in the National History Fair as a club activity. Other Social Studies themed clubs include Model Congress, History Bee/Bowl and Speech and Debate