The social studies program helps students to analyze how individual behavior is shaped by heredity, the past, government, groups, culture, geography, and the economy, and is designed to help students understand, deal with, and direct these forces. The program focuses on the role of the individual as a community member, the responsibilities of citizenship, and cultural awareness. The program helps individuals to develop answers to the following questions:
1. Who am I?
2. What does it mean to be a member of a community?
3. To what communities do I belong?
4. What does it mean to be a member of the world community?