Social Studies

The aim of social studies is the promotion of civic competence—the knowledge, intellectual processes, and democratic dispositions required of students to be active and engaged participants in public life.  Young people who are knowledgeable, skillful, and committed to democracy are necessary to sustaining and improving our democratic way of life, and participating as members of a global community.  The MAISD aims to fully equip educators at all levels with innovative instruction methods, quality assessment resources  and curriculum support to attain this directive.

SOCIAL STUDIES MATTERS!

Direct instruction in civics, economics, geography and history prepares students for responsible citizenship and helps them comprehend informational text. It's time to restore social studies to the center of our student's education at every level and build a better future.  Read the joint position statement from Michigan's leading social studies content organizations and prepare to take action!

UPCOMING SOCIAL STUDIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
The latest sessions open for registration. Register today!

COLLEGE, CAREER AND CIVIC LIFE (C3) FRAMEWORK
Important thinking about making Social Studies central to any definition of college and career ready.

MAPLE RIDGE ONE ROOM SCHOOL 
A hands-on experience at your school or at the historic one room school.

UP FROM THE BOTTOMS
An award-winning documentary with companion materials for understanding African-American migration to Muskegon.