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Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. HS Social Studies Department

Kerin Moser - Director of Humanities
Phone: (631) 367-6886

  • To encourage in students a love of knowledge in itself and as a means of becoming informed and active citizens in a democratic society.
  • To establish in students an understanding of how the past has helped shape the world of today.
  • To create in students an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity and interdependence on local, national and global levels.
  • To develop in students an understanding of the philosophical basis and nature of the political and socio-economic systems which exist in the contemporary world.
  • To provide a learning environment that encourages students to think critically and analytically.
  • To expose students to diverse teaching methods and styles as well as to a variety of learning experiences.
  • To develop in students the ability to communicate clearly and comprehensively in speech and writing.
  • To develop in students basic social science skills, including the use of long-distance learning technology, as a means of enabling them to study and understand better the world around them.
  • To help prepare students to function successfully at an academically competitive university.
  • To encourage department members to keep abreast of new developments in teaching methodology and the social sciences.

Curriculum Guide - Grade 7
Curriculum Guide - Grade 8

Social Studies Department Staff, Course and Contact Information 2022-2023