History & Social Science
Through critical analysis and responsive action, the History and Social Science department is developing the capacity of our students, teachers and the school community in three primary focus areas:
curriculum, assessment, and teacher leadership.
We reassess and restructure curriculum to include the feedback and experiences of teachers from the previous school year.
We are building capacity for usage, calibration, and success of students with Performance Assessments.
We are committed to develop teacher leadership in history/social science by recruiting and training teachers.
RPS offers a range of core, Honors, AP and IB classes, in the areas of Applied Studies History and Social Science, World History & Geography, African American Studies, Sociology, Virginia & U.S. History and Government. Through historical investigation and analysis, students will:
- learn about their city, state and nation to establish a sense of community.
- have the opportunity to pursue meaningful civic activities which will enhance their lives and knowledge.
- gain understanding of how to be successful in a global job market and economy through instruction based in real-world application.
- develop citizenship through participation and hands-on experiences.
- be exposed to other cultures and appreciate the country’s cultural diversity.
- be provided with quality educational experiences to enable them to handle life's challenges and lead productive lives.