Welcome to the Boston Public Schools' History & Social Studies Department website!  

The Department of History and Social Studies aims to provide guidance and curated resources to support best practices in history and social studies instruction
 incorporating rich content, historical thinking skills, and place-based learning in classrooms across the district.


                                   Welcome Teachers!

This school year we challenge you to dive into history and social studies! We've curated resources to help spark conversations in your classroom using primary sources. We hope you take the time to learn about your students and establish a strong classroom community to allow them to connect to the social studies curriculum and participate in deep discussions and engaging activities.

Welcome Back for SY 18-19!

We are excited to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with a few announcements from the BPS History Department!

Please Complete the BPS History Dept. Contact Form!

As we begin the school year it is essential to create an updated history contact list of teachers across the district in order to ensure that all students have equitable access to opportunities connected to history and social studies content. If you have not done so, please complete this form so we can have your contact information.

Effective Elements of History & Social Studies Instruction

On this day in history...

Today's Document from the National Archives