The Social Studies Department offers courses designed to build upon the knowledge learned in the elementary grades and to increase the student's understanding of history and the social science disciplines. It also focuses on the skills necessary to be successful in the high school social studies sequence. All social studies courses revolve around the concept of "components of culture." Every human culture is composed of certain common elements, e.g. religion, art, government, social organization, and economic structure.
The development of good citizenship is one of the primary goals of public education. The Social Studies Department has a particular responsibility in this area. Implicit in the goal of good citizenship is the question of values. The Social Studies Department offers an opportunity for each student to examine carefully his/her values as well as the values of this and other societies in history and in the world today. All courses at Duxbury Middle School are unleveled.
Social Studies Courses for 2022-2022:
Grade 6 World Geography and Ancient Civilizations (Unleveled) Grade 7 World History I (Unleveled) Grade 8 Civics and Massachusetts History (Unleveled)