• ACADEMIC PROGRAM
    SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Three students reading together in Social Studies classrooom Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. At Pittsburgh Public Schools, Social Studies education is a vital component of a well-rounded educational experience. It prepares students to function successfully in an increasingly expanded global community. It is also the primary medium through which students are prepared to become capable, responsible citizens who are willing to meaningfully participate in the nation's democracy, and to contribute to its multicultural society.