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  • District Update:

    Greetings,

    The Hillside Board of Education will be operating a Summer Meal Distribution Program out of the following locations, the George Washington School, the Hurden Looker School and the WOK Middle School.  Grab and go breakfasts and lunches will be provided every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on July 2nd and ending on August 13th.  The meal distribution hours are from 11AM-1PM.  2 days of meals will be provided at each meal distribution.

     

    Thank you

  • Alert:

    The Hillside Board of Education announced at the June 25th meeting that they will be changing the names of the George Washington and Calvin Coolidge Elementary Schools. Board President Cook announced that the public may submit their suggestions for the new names of the schools to HBOEMeeting@hillsidek12.org email account by July 14, 2020. Dr. Eichenholtz

  • Board Meeting Video:

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE JUNE BOARD MEETING VIDEO

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE JULY 1, 2020 SPECIAL MEETING VIDEO

  • Alert:

    Click here to take the Remote Learning & Reopening Survey!

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Social Studies

Social Studies, as defined by the National Council for the Social Studies, is “the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.”  The primary purpose of the Hillside social studies program is to provide an academically rigorous environment that produces active critical thinkers and productive, civically competent, participants in our society.  Students are given the opportunity to develop their own sense of place in our community, state, nation and global village.  Students will pursue individual goals and challenges as they develop an understanding of self, the diverse community of which they are a part, and their connection to the goals and interests of the global community and planet earth.  

 

Students will study history, citizenship/political science, geography, economics, anthropology, sociology, and the humanities as prescribed by the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Content Standards in Social Studies.  As they study the human condition in these contexts, they will gain an understanding of their own country’s history, institutions and environment.  They will also apply their knowledge to understand the forces that have shaped world cultures.  Students will learn to view contemporary problems facing the nation and the world as products of complex historical, institutional, and environmental processes.  Students will discover their own individuality and the contributions they can make to society.  They will know what they should strive to become and their role as responsible and productive individuals who possess civic competence.

 

If you have questions or comments, please reach out to the  Director of Curriculum and Instruction,  908-352-7664 ext. 6458      

      

Curriculum