New Horizons in History / Social Science

“The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations.” — James Baldwin

As History/ Social Science educators, we have the great responsibility of helping students understand the past and how it affects and is connected to our present. In an every rapidly changing world (politically, socially, economically, environmentally), it is imperative that we generate new visions and new horizons for teaching and learning. As the History/ Social Science team in SFUSD, we are committed to working with our families, students, community members, and educational partners in order to create a new framework and curriculum that centers humanizing learning experiences for all our students.

Weaving Principles

Weaving Principles are actionables, "woven" throughout the core-curriculum, creating new paradigms driven by Indigenous and other knowledge systems, alongside Western pedagogical practices, in order to support all students.

This page was last updated on July 28, 2021