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Doug Henderson--Social Studies Coach for the GCSD

Welcome to the GCSD Social Studies website!


The South Carolina social studies website can be found at the link below. The site contains useful information that includes the SC State Standards and the Supporting Documents for selected social studies courses.

When reaching this website, click on "Social Studies." 

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) defines social studies as:

...the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world (NCSS, 1992).

Finally, our social studies teachers will continue to collaborate in professional learning teams to discuss best teaching and learning practices. RIGOR, RELEVANCE, RESULTS, AND RELATIONSHIPS will undergird all curriculum decisions that will impact student learning.


Doug Henderson (843) 458-4627
Social Studies Coach - grades 6-12 Email Doug Henderson