Springbrook HS Social Studies Department

Social Studies Belief Statement

The Social Studies curriculum is comprised of several different courses available to the student as well as levels of aptitude. From the standard courses required by the State of Maryland for graduation and our Honors courses, to the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs, the students at Springbrook are given a wide variety of opportunities to challenge their minds. The goal of the Social Studies curriculum is to help create historically literate and well informed citizens who actively participate in a democratic society.

Student Engagement:

IB History 1 students visit the United States Institute of Peace to learn how the institute has been able to promote national security and global stability by reducing violent conflicts abroad. (Washington, DC)

IB History 2 students visit the Newseum to experience the story of news, reflect on the role of a free press in major events in history, and learn how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition — apply to their lives.

Pictured: Students and chaperones standing by a 12-foot high concrete section of the origin Berlin Wall. (Washington, DC)

IB History students help build a latrine in the Bateyes community in the Dominican Republic during the annual IB trip abroad. (Dominican Republic)