Chandler Social Studies Overview
Chandler Unified School District Social Studies is dedicated to helping young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. Through integrated explorations of American history, world history, government, geography, and economics, students are given authentic opportunities to think critically, to develop an informed opinion, to research a topic effectively, to express their ideas both orally and in writing, and to listen to others who believe differently than themselves.
K-12 social studies students will engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. CUSD social studies teachers also integrate the Arizona Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies to ensure all students are college and career ready.
There are numerous social studies related clubs and activities that encourage engagement in the study of social studies. Our K-6 students are actively involved Junior Achievement’s Biz Town, News Club, and in the Arizona Centennial Celebration. Our K-6 teachers work closely with the City of Chandler and the Chandler Museum to provide our elementary students with quality, relevant field trip opportunities to the city courts and Tumbleweed Park to experience “Daily Life in Chandler 1910-1920”. Our 7-12 students also have multiple opportunities to be involved social studies related clubs, including Model United Nations, Teen Court, and Academic Decathlon.