Social Studies Mission Statement The North Smithfield School Department is committed to engaging and challenging all students in a rigorous K-12 Social Studies curriculum. It integrates citizenship, historical thinking, and content literacy through research-based best practice instruction and assessment. The knowledge and skills acquired will result in students' success in a global and technological society.
Philosophy In North Smithfield, we believe the Social Studies Program will:
Establish clear and high expectations aligned to the Rhode Island Grade Span Expectations for Social Studies and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Social Studies.
Provide high quality standards-based instruction for students, using best practices, analysis of available data and a variety of assessment strategies.
Encourage students to become historically literate and responsible citizens.
Provide opportunities to develop multiple strategies for critical thinking, researching, and examining multiple perspectives.
Encourage students to become confident and effective communicators and proficient readers and writers in the content area.
Provide students with opportunities and resources to develop Social Studies skills they need to pursue college and career goals and to participate fully as informed, productive members of society.
Clare C. Arnold, Assistant Superintendent 1850 Providence Pike North Smithfield, RI 02896 (401) 769-5492