• Welcome to the Social Studies Department

    NOW MORE THAN EVER, students need the intellectual power to recognize societal problems; ask good questions and develop robust investigations into them; consider possible solutions and consequences; separate evidence-based claims from parochial opinions; and communicate and act upon what they learn. And most importantly, they must possess the capability and commitment to repeat that process as long as is necessary. Young people need strong tools for, and methods of, clear and disciplined thinking in order to traverse successfully the worlds of college, career, and civic life.  

    Our Department Goal: To increase student achievement in reading comprehension, writing, listening, thinking critically and public speaking through direct instruction and meaningful activities.  Students will be prepared, informed, and responsible citizens who are life long learners.  Upon graduation students will have the necessary skills needed to lead meaningful and productive lives in a culturally diverse world. We want students to be excited and enthusiastic about learning!

    The Mason Clark Social Studies Department brings excitement, enthusiasm and life to the subject.  Social Studies is the study of people in their physical and social environment. At Mason Clark, the department works to provide coordinated and systematic instruction, this unfolds through a series of courses on American History, and World History in addition to offerings of World Geography.