The Social Studies Department at Marquette High School provides a variety of courses that are tied to the social sciences and the humanities in order to promote civic competence and participation. A solid foundation in the Social Studies is necessary for students to develop into responsible and productive members of our global community. Areas such as government, history, economics, geography, sociology, and psychology are utilized to help students make informed and reasoned decisions as citizens of a democratic society.
Instructional emphasis is placed on acquiring and applying knowledge and skills that will enable students to construct new approaches to resolving issues in an increasingly interdependent world. Students enrolled in Social Studies courses will utilize texts, primary and secondary sources, maps, graphs, charts, photographs, films, and other related materials to construct a framework that integrates knowledge within and across disciplines. Through the use of writing and focused projects, students will have the opportunity to acquire information, analyze data, present ideas, develop arguments, formulate policies, and construct categories of information such as cause/effect, sequence, comparison/contrast, or analogy.
As a result of their education in the Social Studies Program, Marquette students will:
- Use critical thinking skills.
- Understand the rights and responsibilities of active citizens.
- Identify democratic values and principles embodied in the Constitution and fundamental charters of freedom.
- Use interpersonal skills such as cooperation, adaptability, and conflict resolution.
- Develop understanding for cultural diversity at the local, state, national, and global levels.
- Use available resources to research and process information in a changing world.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
- Recognize spatial, historical, political, social, and economic relationships.
- Connect the past with the present and future.
- Demonstrate characteristics of life-long learners.
Communication: The best form of communication will be through email. However, you may also reach us during by calling (636) 891-6000 plus the extension (located on the right navigation).
The members of the Social Studies Department encourage parents to contact them if they have a question or concern. Please note the directory on right navigation column that includes phone numbers, email addresses and links to our websites.
Infinite Campus: Remember that a student’s grades, assignments, progress reports and report cards can be viewed on Infinite Campus. Parents: Please be sure you establish an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account that will connect you to your child’s academic progress.
Extra Help: Do you need help with a specific subject? Students are encouraged to speak with their teacher about setting up time to get additional help. Parents are welcome to contact teachers to assist with this as well.
Curriculum: Our focus is for all students to achieve and succeed in the classroom. View the curriculum by subject matter on the Rockwood website.