Department of Social Studies
"For the young generation to grow up to become humane, it is important that the generation is exposed to different societies. It is necessary to show them differences in the lifestyles that people around the world have. Children need to be exposed to various social aspects of mankind and made to understand the different aspects of social behavior. It is necessary to make these children realize their duty towards society. Teaching them Social Studies serves this purpose.
Social Studies aims at creating educated individuals who can grow up to be responsible citizens of their nation. The study of Social Studies intends to build creative, caring and courteous human beings out of children. Teaching our children Social Studies increases the possibility of their becoming knowledgeable individuals. Teaching them Social Studies increases chances that they will adhere to ethical and moral values in their life. The study of Social Studies is necessary, if we want a brighter future for our society."
– Manali Oak
Curriculum Guide Resources
ABC-CLIO Databases (Grades 6-12)
ABC-CLIO Solutions is an online resource that can be used for both Language Arts and Social Studies. The Solutions provides a complete standards aligned e-textbook, varied points-of-view presented by experts and scholars from the field, and an extensive research library that enables deeper and broader exploration of key topics of study. Furthermore, our subscription includes access to the Support Center which contains lesson plans, videos, interactive wizards, and more!
ABC-CLIO Curriculum Alignment
National History Day
This annual competition has consistently delivered excitement and pride for Paterson every year. For the past two decades, Paterson has secured its reputation as a district that performs exceptionally well at National History Day competitions. We want to express how proud we are of our students’ outstanding achievement!
National History Day 2017 Theme: Taking a Stand in History
National History Day Important Documents
National History Day External Links
New Jersey Amistad Commission
In 2002 the Amistad Bill (A1301) became law in New Jersey. The Amistad Bill calls on New Jersey schools to incorporate African-American History into their curriculum. The Amistad Commission ensures the implementation of materials and text that integrate the history and contributions of African-Americans and the descendants of the African Diaspora.
Amistad Web-based Curriculum
The Amistad Web-based curriculum provides an interactive textbook infusing the vast contributions and experiences of African Americans for all teachers and students. The Amistad Web-Based curriculum can be access by using the website link below.
Amistad Literacy for Primary Grades
The Amistad commission has created a list of book titles that reflect African and African-American characters in positive, authentic ways. The book list attached will assist you enrich your home and classroom libraries in the primary grades. The Amistad Web-Based curriculum can be access by using the website link below.
We are calling on all Paterson Public School Seniors to attend The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week. This event will take place between on November 17th in Paterson. For more information and registration please review the attached flyer or use the link below.
NJ Rising Scholars Program
Attention all Seniors! Don't miss the opportunity to apply for the NJ Rising Scholars program. Student’s chosen for the Rising Scholars Program will receive an award certificate, a comprehensive guide of available HBCU scholarships, the opportunity to meet recruiters and receive on-site admissions with the opportunity to have fees waved. For more information and registration please review the attached flyer or use the link below.