Baldwin Middle School Social Studies
The Social Studies Department at Baldwin Middle School continues to reinforce the Common Core Literacy Skills in History and the Social Studies skills and practices that are outlined in the New Framework for Social Studies. Our courses in grades 6-8 are designed to teach students how to be critical thinkers. We encourage our students to respect and understand multiple historical viewpoints and diverse experiences so they can become active and contributing members of society and the global community. They are challenged to investigate, ask questions, analyze and critique information so they can draw conclusions and problem solve. In our classrooms, students are engaged in activities aligned with the New York State Common Core Standards.
In grade 6, students learn about World History, such as Ancient and Classical Civilizations as well as the world’s belief systems. In 7th grade, students take the first of a two-year sequence in United States History, which continues into 8th grade. At the 7th and 8th grade levels, students have the opportunity to enroll in the Honors Program, which introduces students to the skills and practices necessary to be successful in the Advanced Placement program at the high school level. All honors students must complete an honors project, which is affiliated with the National History Day Project and Competition. The department hosts the annual History Fair in which students have the opportunity to present their Honors Projects.
Mr. Ricky V. Papandrea Jr.
Supervisor of Social Studies
960 Hastings Street
Baldwin NY 11510
High School: 516.434.6150
Middle School: 516.434.6250