Department of Defense Education Activity

Social Studies

DoDEA social studies supports a rigorous of course of study with the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards for History/Social Studies (CCRS-H/SS).

These standards are aligned to the College and Career Ready Standards for Literacy (CCRSL) and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework. Alignment to the C3 Framework promotes the five instructional priorities to:

Each instructional priority allows teachers to be intentional about supporting students to become ready for college, career, and civic life. There are four core History/Social Studies courses, considered to be general content, offered at all DoDEA High Schools. DoDEA offers a broad range of elective courses that are both varied in content and assigned by relevance to the region. In some cases electives are available based on the unique expertise of the global DoDEA teaching staff. Please access the course catalog for the full offering of DoDEA History/Social Studies courses or your local High School Guidance Counselor.

DoDEA high school graduates are required to successfully complete 3.0 credits in history/social studies to receive a DoDEA Diploma. The 2.5 credits must be earned in US History, World History and Government and .5 elective credit in an approved social studies course.

  • Craft questions that spark and sustain Inquiry.
  • Cultivate and nurture collaborative civic spaces.
  • Integrate content and skills purposefully.
  • Promote literacy practices and outcomes.
  • Provide tangible opportunities for taking informed action.

Contact Information

DoDEA Social Studies Instructional Systems Specialist
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria VA 22350-1400