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Mark Hansen
Social Studies Instructional Dean 



Social studies is an understanding of the human experience—who we are, what we are, where we have been, and where we are going. Social studies allows students to appreciate the democratic values of our state and nation, to have an understanding of the cultures of the world, and to excel in an increasingly global community. National Council for the Social Studies Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Opportunities for Students at Robert E. Lee High School:

  • Engage in interactive questioning and discussion;
  • Engage in practical applications of social studies content and skills;
  • Express informed opinions supported by factual information;
  • Communicate in written, oral and visual form;
  • Integrate social studies content and skills with other subject areas;
  • Use problem-solving and decision making skills, work independently and with others, and in a variety of settings;
  • Organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources, including electronic technology.

Social studies is an understanding of the human experience—who we are, what we are, where we have been, and where we are going. Social studies allows students to appreciate the democratic values of our state and nation, to have an understanding of the cultures of the world, and to excel in an increasingly global community.

Social studies helps 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. This includes: Understanding past, present and future events; applying social studies skills such as interpreting maps, charts, graphs and tables; understanding economic, political and social systems and
incorporating knowledge from other subject areas.

A responsible citizen acting for the public good includes and understanding of:

  • Political processes
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Leadership qualities
  • Civic participation


Participating in a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world includes:

  • Staying informed of current events
  • Adapting in an ever changing world
  • Comprehending the basic foundation of societies
  • Recognizing the fragility of the earth and our role as caretakers

The Social Studies Department at Lee High School is dedicated to providing to the students a quality education and educational opportunities and will strive to do the following:

  • Create a positive and supportive learning environment based on mutual respect;
  • Act as a facilitator in the learning process;
  • Provide regular opportunities for students to clarify and justify their ideas orally and in writing;
  • Use a variety of instructional methods to reach all learning styles;
  • Use assessment in a way that promotes further learning and enhance life long learning skills;
  • Emphasize activities that engage students in inquiry and problem solving about significant social studies issues;
  • Provide opportunities to integrate social studies with other areas of the curriculum

Courses offered through the Social Studies Department include:

Geography, History, Economics, Government, Sociology, European History, Philosophy, and various other electives. 

Social Studies TAKS Tutoring Schedule :

Important Subject Level Social Studies Resources
World History | AP US Government | US Government :
 

Other Social Studies Resources:


World Time Zones Quick World Maps Library of Congress
Heritage: Examining the Roots of Constitutional Government,
 in the United States & Around the World.
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet

Geographic.Org

Taxes: The Digital Daily (IRS) The World Fact Book 2007 U.S. Courts
The Whitehouse Social Security Online Congress.Org
Today in History The History Channel Historical Picture Gallery

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