Secondary Social Studies



    What is Social Studies?

    Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.  Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such  disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science,  psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and  natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make  informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in  an interdependent world.  - National Council for the Social Studies 

    Marion County Public Schools

    The Marion County Public Schools Social Studies curriculum follows Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Social Studies, including embedded Florida Standards for Literacy & Math in History/Social Studies. View these standards and related activities by visiting