— Albert Einstein
In keeping with the philosophy of Woodsville High School, the Social Studies Department prepares students to become active participants in a democratic society and an increasingly global and interconnected world.
Woodsville High School Competencies
Courses offered within the Woodsville High School Social Studies curriculum help students:
• Demonstrate and apply knowledge of major eras, themes and historical influences, and analyze how they affect community, the state, the United States and the world. (HISTORY)
• Analyze how geography affects the interdependence of human societies and civilizations, and solve issues related to geography. (GEOGRAPHY)
• Assess personal, national and global economic decisions using principles of various economic and political systems. (ECONOMICS)
• Use evidence from founding documents, principles and structures of the constitutional government and political system in America to analyze relationships between citizens, governments and politics over time. (CIVICS and GOVERNMENT)
• Develop and defend positions on issues and events, using evidence from research gathered from a variety of sources. (APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL STUDIES PROCESSES, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL)
• Develop, implement, and evaluate civic service learning project based on local, national, or global issues. (CIVIC ENGAGEMENT)
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Trump spreads conspiracy from ex-game show host
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