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Secondary Social Studies

Effective and powerful teaching and learning occurs when sound pedagogy is teamed with excellent curriculum. The Howard County Public School System has a comprehensive social studies program which takes students from the familiar to the new, from local environments to places far away, and from the concrete to the abstract.

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Social Studies Advisory Board

The mission of the Social Studies Advisory Board is to:

  • Serve as a community sounding board for issues related to Social Studies education in Howard County.
  • Serve as an advisory group for the adoption of new Social Studies textbooks and curricula.
  • Advocate for the Social Studies program in a wide range of arenas, both public and private.

The purpose of this committee is to offer staff advice from multiple perspectives on social studies decisions and future directions aligned with the Bridge to Excellence Master Plan. Committee members will review curriculum and new textbooks, participate in long range planning and goal setting, provide support for the social studies budget, and receive updates on professional development and student programs.

The Social Studies Advisory Committee meets three times during the school year. Anyone interested in service on this committee should contact Mark Stout, Coordinator of Secondary Social Studies, or Kim Loisel, Coordinator of Elementary Social Studies.

Contact: Mark Stout, Secondary Social Studies Coordinator


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Learn about our student-centered approach to social studies and how teachers are helping students achieve a deeper understanding of the world around them.

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