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Curriculum Leader: Bradley Turner, [email protected]

Social Studies Staff
Teacher's Name Grade Level Email Voicemail
Curtis Beairsto 6 [email protected] 5064301
Brian Keene 6 [email protected] 5064252
Bradley Turner
6 [email protected]
Edgardo Rodriguez
7 & 8 [email protected]
Jarvis Hough 7 [email protected] 5064303
Jason Laustsen 7 & 8 [email protected] 5064305
Julian Vasquez 7 [email protected] 5064310
Adam Johnson
8 [email protected]
Skipper Millien 8 [email protected] 5064280
Warren Light 8 [email protected] 5064302 

Social Studies Description and Overview:

It is the goal of the Social Studies division that all students will acquire the habits of mind needed to become reflective and responsible citizens of our nation and world.

The courses taught in Orange County are designed to encourage active learning among our students so that the students will:
  • Understand the significance of the past and its influence on the present.
  • Be mindful of both change and continuity in our lives.
  • Appreciate the challenges and opportunities created by an increasingly interdependent global community.
  • Recognize the personal character traits of people who have made a difference in history.
  • Read various types of information while learning to ask appropriate questions to distinguish fact from opinion.
  • Research information using a variety of sources and effectively communicate findings.
The OCPS Social Studies curriculum follows FLDOE Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Social Studies including embedded Florida Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. View these standards and related activities at CPalms.