Social Studies

6th Grade Students- World History
7th Grade Students- Civics (Government)  Parent Guide to Civics
8th Grade Students- American History
*Students transferring from a non-OCPS school may be placed in a course different than their actual grade in order to meet Florida Statute 1003.4156

It is the goal of the Social Studies division that all students will acquire the habits of mind needed to become reflective and responsible citizens of our nation and world.

The courses taught in Orange County are designed to encourage active learning among our students so that the students will:

  • Understand the significance of the past and its influence on the present.
  • Be mindful of both change and continuity in our lives.
  • Appreciate the challenges and opportunities created by an increasingly interdependent global community.
  • Recognize the personal character traits of people who have made a difference in history.
  • Read various types of information while learning to ask appropriate questions to distinguish fact from opinion.
  • Research information using a variety of sources and effectively communicate findings.