• Delaware State Standards for Social Studies

    Social Studies prepares young people to become informed and active citizens who accept their responsibilities, understand their rights, and participate actively in society and government.  Effective citizens must be able to research issues, form reasoned opinions, support their positions, and engage in the political process.

    Young people are expected to learn a genuine respect for the rights of others, a concern for the common good, and a commitment to such basic democratic principles as equal rights and majority rule.   Social Studies provides skills and knowledge necessary for individuals to become competent decision makers, both in their personal lives and when making societal choices.