Social Studies


    The mission of social studies education in Pittsford Central School District is to develop responsible and productive citizens who will:

    • Strive for understanding of political, social and economic issues.
    • Make informed and reasoned decisions for the good of society.
    • Participate as members of a culturally diverse society in an interdependent world.                                    

    As a result of participating in the PCSD Social Studies program, students will be able to independently …

    • participate actively and effectively as an informed citizen of a democracy;
    • critically appraise historical and contemporary claims/decisions/issues;
    • respect diverse cultures and honor equality and human dignity; 
    • apply lessons of the past in order to anticipate and prepare for the future;
    • analyze the complex interactions between humans and the environment; 
    • apply economic principals to solve complex problems. 

    Click here for Mission Statements for all curricular areas.

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