Members of the Social Studies department of St. Louis U. High see their role in the education students as facilitators in a student’s development of knowledge, skills and attitudes in the field of Social Studies.
The department is committed to the highest standard of excellence in all aspects of the curriculum and has selected 10 learning goals as top priorities for the department:
- Development of critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills
- Appreciation for the global interdependence of the world
- Assembling of an essential data-base of western and non-western heritage
- Development of an interest in and a curiosity about the world around us
- Consideration of how Christian principles apply to the real world
- Fostering of a concern for justice
- Developing responsibility for one’s own learning
- Examination of the forces that made the USA
- Understanding of one’s own and other’s cultural frame of reference
- Fostering of citizenship skills
This list of goals is intended to be directive, not comprehensive. They are stated in general student competencies to be mastered by the end of the instruction at SLUH.