The Plainfield South High School Social Studies Department believes in the importance of developing thoughtful and active participants for a democratic society. One way for a student to develop into this knowledgeable, critical and open-minded citizen is through the study of Social Studies.
This belief serves as the foundation of our department as we strive to achieve the following goals:
- To give students a broad understanding of the development of our institutions and social environment so that they may better adjust to rapidly changing conditions.
- To prepare students for their opportunities and responsibilities in society by fostering an appreciation of contemporary problems through discussion of current issues and their historical background.
- To develop skills in obtaining information pertinent to social issues, in organizing materials, and in communicating ideas.
- To foster attitudes of critical and impartial judgement, tolerance, and open-mindedness.