The goal of the Social Studies department at HSCL is to cultivate strong members of the community who know the geography and history of the world, the history of our country, and the functions of government.  To that end, students are provided with rich content that allows them to insightfully consider big ideas in history, geography, economics, civics, citizenship, and government through curricula integrated with Common Core literacy standards. Students learn about the world through inquiry-based instruction, which allows students to understand, interpret, and gain insight into important events in the world. By exploring disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, students gain insight into the world in which they live in order to become civically engaged members of society.