The Social Studies curriculum at South Miami Senior High is designed to meet the needs of a diversified population. A strong and effective Social Studies program helps students make sense of the world in which they live, it allows them to make connections between major ideas and their own lives, and it helps them see themselves as members of the world community. It offers students the knowledge and skills necessary to become active and informed participants on a local, national and global level. Social Studies must also help students understand, respect and appreciate the commonalities and differences that give people character and identity. With all this in mind, the department is fully committed to helping our students succeed in tomorrow's global community.