The purpose of the Social Studies program at Long Beach is to create
educated young adults who can make informed decisions as active
participants in an ever changing world. The K-12 Social Studies
curriculum is designed as a sequential learning process which allows
students to draw on previously learned material in all subject areas and
their own knowledge and experiences to make connections to new and
Teaching and learning in Social Studies is student-centered, where students take an active role in their education. Although studying important content, heavy emphasis is also placed on developing the skills and traits that make us all successful.
As our students graduate, regardless of the specific Social Studies courses taken, we are confident that they will be well prepared for their future. We send them out into the world as representatives of Long Beach to continue with their roles as active citizens and their lifelong pursuit of learning.
Follow the link on the left to your child’s grade and learn about the curriculum for that grade level.