Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hoboken Historical Museum Joins in Curriculum Effort

Sherrard Bostwick, Educator at the Hoboken Historical Museum and Cultural Center along with Executive Director Bob Foster are lending an hand in editing and giving feedback to the Social Studies curriculum. Discussions first started last year. Members of the Social Studies committee involved include Ms. Donnelly, Mr. Taraszkiewicz, Mr. DeBenedetto, Mr. Munoz, Ms. Suyat, Ms. Kelly and Mr. England. 
The purpose of social studies education is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be active, informed, responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities. The standards define social studies as the four disciplines of history, geography, civics, and economics. The teaching of social studies should include interdisciplinary connections among these areas. Social studies instruction can be based on one or more of these core disciplines or on a combination of these in the problem-solving or inquiry mode. This is frequently the basis of social studies activities in the classroom. In addition, these standards identify a common core of skills that are integral to the social studies disciplines.

Picture: St. Francis baseball team circa early 1980's