Social Studies Curriculum
Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences to prepare young people to become responsible citizens.
The purpose of social studies is to develop social understanding and civic efficacy (the readiness and willingness to assume citizenship responsibilities and to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a democratic society.)
The social studies curriculum builds four capacities in young people: disciplinary knowledge, thinking skills, commitment to democratic values, and citizen participation.
The Traverse City Area Public Schools social studies curriculum is based on and conforms to all expectations set forth in the Michigan Curriculum Framework Content Standards and Benchmarks.