Social Studies Department

The Social Studies Department 6-12 in the Pelham Public Schools has a long tradition of excellence.  This group page contains valuable information about the courses and programs offered, social studies assessments, opportunities for students, and other useful links.  If you need any additional information, please contact me at (914)738 8110 ext.1108.  Thank you for visiting!

Vision and Purpose

The Pelham Schools believe that the purpose of social studies is to help students assume their role as responsible citizens in America’s constitutional democracy and as active contributors to a society that is increasingly diverse and interdependent with other nations of the world. Students will learn to think critically, to consider all points of view, and to recognize the diversity of their nation and the global community. 

Students grow as historians from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Instruction focuses on: 

  1. Developing questions and planning inquiries;

  2. Applying disciplinary concepts and tools;

  3. Evaluating sources and using evidence; and

  4. Communicating conclusions and taking informed action”