Social Studies Curriculum
Westover's Social Studies Curriculum
Westover follows Stamford Public Schools Social Studies Curriculum which states that: "All SPS students will participate in a rigorous, standards-based Social Studies program and will be prepared for college-level history coursework, to be competitive in the global work force and to be responsible citizens who are informed, thoughtful and active participants in their communities."
Students in Grades 3-5 will perform proficiently on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Continuum test in the area of Literacy.
All students will gain skills to become active and engaged citizens in their local, national and global society.
Students are empowered and capable of comprehending, appreciating and participating in a diverse and complex global society.
Critical thinking skills are essential to the development of student independence and the creation of empowered, responsible citizens.
Rich Social Studies instruction develops critical literacy through the processes and practices of thinking and reading like a historian. This instruction is essential as students develop meaning across time, place, and cultures.
Social Studies assessment is a process of ongoing, formative evaluation designed to provide targeted feedback toward mastery of the Social Studies standards.