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Malden Public Schools Social Studies Department

Malden, MA


The Malden Public Schools History and Social Studies Department is fully committed to the development of the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and active, informed citizens. Social studies provides an arena for the analysis of societies in terms of their complex relationships, cultural patterns and political systems and beliefs. Our coursework draws upon virtually all other disciplines by applying math, science, and literacy skills necessary for success in today's global economy.
Within the Social Studies program, students are provided with a framework to learn new content by integrating literacy and technology skills in an inquiry based environment. This design inspires students and sparks their curiosity to pursue deeper study in areas of interest and in turn become increasingly active and knowledgeable citizens. As 21st century learners, our students develop digital literacy skills, and learn the value of collaboration and innovative technology tools to drive their learning and strengthen their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Students are engaged and responsible for their learning which prepares them to succeed in college, work, and life. Our goal is the development of informed, thoughtful, opinionated, and prepared young people who are ready to take on a leadership role and advocate for social justice as they engage in the world around them.

The Massachusetts Curriculum Development Project - 2013

This video was created as part of the Massachusetts Race to the Top Model Curriculum Project, a collaborative effort between the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and hundreds of educators from across the state. These educators worked in design teams using the Understanding by Design process to develop Model Curriculum Units. The video captures the collaboration and deep thinking by curriculum design teams over the course of a full year as they worked to develop Model Curriculum Units.
Featuring Judi Allen, Dana Marie Brown, and Ann Pember.