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.

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Effective Elements of History & Social Studies Instruction
  • What's New?

    Follow our blog to stay up to date on the partnerships, resources, and see the behind the scenes work of the team!

  • Livestream with Joe Bagley, City of Boston Archaeologist Our first livestream, Archaeology 101 was a success! Several classrooms across the district participated in the broadcast with Joe Bagley learning more about the field of archaeology. Check out the ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2018, 12:50 PM by Natacha Scott
  • 2017 April Vacation Activities & Events Around Boston Our wonderful partners across multiple historic sites have provided us with a curated list of events happening during April Vacation week! Check out the document below to find an engaging ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2017, 4:07 AM by Natacha Scott
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On this day in history...

Today's Document from the National Archives