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Social Studies


Social studies


The goal of the social studies curriculum is to promote a more thorough understanding of the world and to broaden students’ ability to think critically about the past in order to understand the present. Through inquiry and hands-on learning, students learn the skills to become active citizens in order to address the problems of the future. Social studies courses provide students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking, reading, writing, public speaking, and listening skills.  

Course Sequence: 

SLCSE offers a series of required courses to fulfill the Utah graduation requirements, as well as a variety of electives.  The content and skills addressed in each of the required courses build upon one another, challenging the students to grow both in their knowledge and their ability to engage as active learners and citizens. The Social Studies department collaborates with the English and Science departments to create interdisciplinary units with a global perspective.