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 students visit the United States Institute of Peace (Washington, DC)

Springbrook students studying "East Asian Studies" produced their own Manga's (style of Japanese graphic novels). circa. 2013

Springbrook hosted a “Voices of WW II” Assembly for US History classes as well as select World History students. Guests representing the Japanese American experience of the Internment Camps and service in the 442nd Japanese-American Unit, the Tuskegee Airmen, and a Holocaust survivor shared their personal stories to over 400 Springbrook students. MYP students followed this with personal interviews for a “Civic Voices International Democracy Memory Bank Project”