Welcome to Social Studies!
Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help 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.
News and Announcements
The new Iowa Social Studies Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education on May 11, 2017. For information on implementation of the standards, visit the Social Studies area of the Department of Education's website.