What is the purpose of social studies education?
Social studies is important because of it's main purpose: to create effective citizens who are knowledgeable about their society. This involves encouraging students to become objective, informed, responsible, open-minded and inquisitive people who contribute positively to their communities.
Why should I take a social studies class at NPHS?
Our classes are designed to prepare you to be an effective 21st Century citizen. Some of the most dynamic and important jobs and careers in the 21st Century will involve the social sciences because of the "global" nature of our society. Careers in International Business, Law, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Politics and Public Service, all require background knowledge in a variety of the social sciences.