Social studies aims to encourage students to respect and understand the world around them, and to provide inquiry, analysing and critical thinking skills . This is achieved through the study of individuals, societies and environments in a wide context: historical, contemporary, geographical, political, social, economic, religious, technological and cultural. We go beyond the boundaries of this field and do a comprehensive study of it.
Our junior high school students are encouraged to learn about various topics through an inquiry based learning approach and handling primary and secondary sources such as historical books, letters, articles, and artistic works during class. They learn to identify claims and evidences to analyse historical documents. Students will develop strong analysing skills and critical thinking skills and will learn how to build their own claims and hypotheses.
We comprehensively study, history, modern society, and culture through research, discussion, and presentations. Students learn how civilizations and societies organize themselves and change through history. We aim to raise our students’ awareness that they are responsible for the community they live in. Their international mindedness will increase through research and discussion in a learning environment where the students’ curiosity can expand to other areas such as math, literature, and science.