Social Studies


The aim of social studies is the promotion of civic competence—the knowledge, intellectual processes, and democratic dispositions required of students to be active and engaged participants in public life... The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. –

National Council for the Social Studies


Contact Us

Bruce A. Lesh
Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies
(410) 767-0519
bruce.lesh@maryland.gov

Beth Ann Haas
Specialist, American Government
(410) 767-0351
bethann.haas@maryland.gov