Welcome to the Social Studies Program page!
Our mission is to instill a capacity for communication, empathy, and citizenship through critical thinking, reflection, and appreciation of diverse viewpoints. We aim to foster life-long learners, thinkers, collaborators and communicators.
Through the program, all GPS students will successfully master Social Studies learning standards and will be able to effectively study and critically think about how people process and document the human experience.
GPS students study contemporary and historical writers and thinkers in order to develop their own abilities to critically read, write, speak, and think, ultimately preparing them to excel in today’s global society. Together, these areas of study prepare students for success in college and career, while also ensuring students are informed, engaged participants in civic life. Students study other writers and thinkers, contemporary and historical, in order to develop their own abilities to read, write, speak, and think critically and globally.
The Social Studies Curriculum is aligned to the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks and College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework.
Read more about SS assessments.