TITLE: SOCIAL SCIENCE TEACHER
A bachelor’s degree with a major in history or one of the social studies.
REPORTS TO: Department Head and School Principal
To develop in each pupil an appreciation of American ideals and cultural heritage; to develop proficiency in the use of social studies inquiry skills and concepts; to motivate each pupil to understand and exercise his rights, privileges, and responsibilities as a citizen; to develop understanding of the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors which influence the development of world regions; to encourage pupils to develop sound opinions based on study of facts concerning operation of political and economic systems.
Teaches courses in social studies, history, geography, American Government, political science, or humanities to pupils utilizing course of study adopted by the school department and other appropriate learning activities.
Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school department.
Develops a balanced social studies program involving factual background material, material on current events, discussion time, and other appropriate activities designed to encourage pupils to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, achieve improved interpersonal relationships, and make value judgments based on scientific methods of inquiry.
Provides individual and small-group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds.
Develops knowledge of the purpose, structure, and operation of the American government and economic system, and the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.
Makes current material from the mass media available to pupils; plans and guides discussions of current problems against background of geographical environment and history of area being studied.
Develops an understanding of the contributions of racial, religious, and political groups to Americana
Develops knowledge of political and economic systems of other nations and their influence on personal freedom, education, and living standards of the people.
Encourages pupils to become aware of the complexity and interrelations of local, state, national and world problems.
Maintains standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
Maintains professional competence through in-service education provided by the school department and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
Participates cooperatively with the principal and department head to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with school department guidelines.
Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids and maintains required inventory records; may request resource speakers and field trips.
Communicates with parents and school counselors to discuss pupil progress.
Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.
SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In accordance with the Fall River Educators’ Association contract. Continued employment is contingent on work performance, program need, and funding.
Closing Date for Applications: As indicated on webpage
The Fall River Public School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status or active military status, mental illness, political affiliation, genetic information or disability. All candidates are encouraged to apply.
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