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Welcome to Warren Central Social Studies   

Contact Info:

Mr. Michael J. Moore~ michael.moore@warren.kyschools.us
                                                                            
 

 

Professional Info:     

WCHS Social Studies Department Head, 2021                                            

National Geographic Certified Educator, 2019

University of the Cumberlands, 2014

       *M.A.ED Teacher Leadership

Western Kentucky University, 2005            
       * B.A. in History
       * B.A. in Social Studies
       * Minor in Secondary Education

Warren County Public Schools

       * Substitute Teaching                2006-2008

       * Greenwood High School        2008-2012

       * Warren Central High School   2013-Present

Class Schedule


1st  Period:   Planning                 
2nd Period:  World History w/Mr. Yager      
3rd  Period:  World History       
4th  Period:  World History w/Mr. Yager                                           
5th  Period:  World History Collab w/Mrs. Graves                

6th Period:   World History Honors

 

 


The Importance of Social Studies

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 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.

Two main characteristics, however, distinguish social studies as a field of study: it is designed to promote civic competence; and it is integrative, incorporating many fields of endeavor. In specific and more detailed terms, these distinctions mean the following: 

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Social studies programs have as a major purpose the promotion of civic competence-which is the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of students to be able to assume "the office of citizen" (as Thomas Jefferson called it) in our democratic republic. Although civic competence is not the only responsibility of social studies nor is it exclusive to the field, it is more central to social studies than any other subject area in the schools.

2. Social studies programs integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes within and across disciplines.

3. Social studies programs help students construct a knowledge base and attitudes drawn from academic disciplines as specialized ways of viewing reality.

4. Social studies programs reflect the changing nature of knowledge, fostering entirely new and highly integrated approaches to resolving issues of significance to humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

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