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Social Studies

Nick McCluskey, Social Studies Department Chair

Upon completion of the Kennedy Catholic Social Studies program, students will graduate with a rich understanding of the diverse world around them, their unique place in it, and the responsibilities and opportunities of engaged citizenship. Students will learn how to articulate relevant historical evidence through the development of specific Social Studies skills. These skills include the analysis of cause-and-effect relationships, the ability to compare historical events and phenomena, and the ability to analyze historical change and continuity over time. Students will utilize a wide variety of both primary and secondary sources to develop strong sourcing skills to identify relevant and accurate historical evidence. With these skills, students will develop robust written and verbal historical argumentation skills in conjunction with historical research skills. This will ensure that all students have a strong foundation to help them successfully navigate our dynamic and interconnected world.


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