History and Social Science

The History and Social Science Department promotes and supports a culturally sustaining, rigorous curriculum that deepens students’ analytical skills, cultivates historical curiosity, and promotes informed civic engagement.

Students in our history and social studies classes learn to:

  • Be critical consumers and producers of different sources of information.
  • Read and analyze evidence and different perspectives to support arguments in writing, discussion, and decision-making.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human rights and our responsibilities as global citizens.
  • Listen generously and develop empathy for people from various backgrounds and contexts.
  • Apply knowledge of history and the social sciences to take informed, authentic action towards a more equitable world.
June 2020 - Please read the Cambridge Rindge and Latin History Department's Statement on Juneteenth.

The History and Social Science Department is partnering with the Democratic Knowledge  Project (DKP) at Harvard University’s Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics to create a new civics course for 8th grade students. Safra Center Director Dr. Danielle Allen and members of her team are collaborating with the department as thought partners and resource developers through the 2020-21 school year.

Teachers in Cambridge Public Schools can access the curriculum by clicking here.

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