Social Studies Department

 
Jeremy Brown

LHS Social Studies Teacher
jbrown@littletonschools.org

 
Frank Lombardi

DBMS Social Studies Teacher
flombardi@littletonschools.org


Chris Marks

Littleton Academy Social Studies Teacher
cmarks@littletonschools.org

 
Aimee Salmin

DBMS Social Studies Teacher
asalmin@littletonschools.org

Social Studies Course Offerings (See Program of Studies for course descriptions)
AP US History Social Studies 7 US History CP
Government & Economics Social Studies 8 World History/Geography
Psychology US History World History IS
Social Studies Competencies
Description of Competency
Social Studies
Social Studies Inquiry
H3
H3: Demonstrate the understanding of historical concepts by assessing the validity, quality, and use of primary and secondary sources.
G1
G1: Demonstrate the understanding of geographic concepts by constructing geographic models using a variety of tools and data.
E1
E1: Demonstrate the understanding of economic concepts by explaining how costs and benefits can be used to weigh the impact of an approach or solution to an economic issue.
C1
C1: Demonstrate the knowledge of civic concepts by explaining how our civic and political institutions continue to evolve according to their power, influence, and effectiveness.
I1
I1: Design inquiries that answer compelling and supporting questions by referencing varied sources and multiple viewpoints.
I2
I2: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate sources and use evidence by assessing claims based on the quality, consistency, and relevance of the supporting research.
I3
I3: Demonstrate the ability to communicate conclusions then take informed action by constructing and presenting arguments and feedback that exhibit balance, sound reasoning, consideration of the audience, and use of multiple sources.
S1
S1: Demonstrate the understanding of sociological concepts by explaining how methods and perspectives inform its practice.
P1
P1: Demonstrate the understanding of Psychological concepts by explaining how methods and perspectives inform its practice.
P3
P3: Demonstrate the understanding of Psychological concepts by synthesizing research from a variety of psychological sources.
Change, Continuity, & Causation
H1
H1: Demonstrate the understanding of historical concepts by analyzing how perceptions of events are established and may change over time.
H4
H4: Demonstrate the understanding of historical concepts by explaining events in terms of their causes and effects using evidence from a variety of sources.
G3
G3: Demonstrate the understanding of geographic concepts by connecting patterns of human movement to a variety of economic, political, environmental, and cultural factors.
E2
E2: Demonstrate the understanding of economic concepts by analyzing the effect of government policies, incentives, competition, and institutions on specific markets.
E3
E3: Demonstrate the understanding of economic concepts by evaluating the impact different policies and strategies have on our national economy using indicators and current data.
C3
C3: Demonstrate the knowledge of civic concepts by analyzing the effectiveness of public policies based on their ability to affect positive change in society.
S2
S2: Demonstrate the understanding of sociological concepts by analyzing the factors that shape culture and society.
S3
S3: Demonstrate the understanding of sociological concepts by explaining the relationship between individuals, groups, and society.
P2
P2: Demonstrate the understanding of Psychological concepts by explaining how different factors impact human thought and behavior.
Global Awareness
H2
H2: Demonstrate the understanding of historical concepts by analyzing how perspectives are shaped by individual experience, historical context, and source availability.
G2
G2: Demonstrate the understanding of geographic concepts by analyzing the relationship between people and the landscape using a variety tools and data.
G4
G4: Demonstrate the understanding of geographic concepts by evaluating how human-made and natural factors influence economic activity, resource availability, inter/intranational relations, and population distribution.
E4
E4: Demonstrate the understanding of economic concepts by comparing the advantages and disadvantages of economic policies and strategies according to their impact on people, markets, and the environment.
C2
C2: Demonstrate the knowledge of civic concepts by applying civic virtues and democratic principles when working with different groups, in different settings and situations.
S4
S4: Demonstrate the understanding of sociological concepts by assessing the impact of inequality on individuals, groups, and society.
P4
P4: Demonstrate the understanding of Psychological concepts by applying relevant knowledge to address personal and societal issues.