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Social Studies Frameworks

227 N. Fourth Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-463-3000

Social Studies Frameworks

It is our belief that Social Studies education is ultimately to prepare students to assume the responsibilities of active citizenship. From this belief stems the following guidelines for the Social Studies Department of Geneva High School.

Social Studies education should:
  • both utilize and promote a global perspective
  • emphasize democratic values
  • allow students opportunities to interact
  • reflect a consciousness of current world events
  • promote interdisciplinary study
  • incorporate all of the social sciences, but be firmly rooted in history and geography
  • include knowledge and content, democratic ideals and civic values, and skill development and social participation