Social Studies Teacher 24/25

Emmett School District Southwest / Boise Social Studies: General Secondary Full Time Apply no later than 7/31/2024Posted 19D ago

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Social Studies Teacher
24/25 School Year

Position Purpose 

Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' knowledge and understanding of world cultures and cultural evolution; to develop skills in research of social orders; and develop an understanding of the existence and importance of geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors that influence the development of world societies, socio-economic systems, and political systems, as well as their inter-relationship and interdependence.  

To foster an understanding and appreciation of world cultures, languages, racial, ethnic, and religious groups, and political systems. 

Essential Functions 

Develop and administer a Social Studies curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives. 
Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and translate lesson plans into learning experiences to develop unit organization around historical problems, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction. 
Teaches knowledge of social studies, incorporating history, geography, economics, political science, systems of government, education, responsible citizenship, and humanities. 
Develops students' understanding of various racial, ethnic, religious, and political groups and mores, as well as socio-economic status, and the influence of various factors on human rights and freedom. 
Fosters an understanding of the continuity and patterns of human behavior through the ages, and an awareness of the complexity and interrelationship of local, state, national, and world problems and approaches to their solution(s). 
Demonstrates how the past provides a comparative basis from which to evaluate the nature of current issues and predict courses of action for the future, with continuous cross reference to contemporary matters of importance. 
Develops students' research skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to make critical value judgments and contribute to the thoughtful exchange of ideas, through a variety of reading, writing, group discussion, and presentation assignments to stimulate self-reliance in problem-solving and concluding. 
Promotes students' critical analysis of the effect media has on the flow of information and shaping of public discourse, and encourages students to seek out and compare alternative sources of information concerning the key issues of their world. 
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, professional meetings, or by conducting research. 
Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. 
Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. 
Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees. 
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. 
 Note:         The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility. 

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based on student learning styles. 
Knowledge of world history in a variety of sub-topics, including history, geography, sociology, economics, political science, systems of government, education, responsible citizenship, anthropology, and humanities. 
Knowledge of humanity's major problems and approaches to their solution(s) in the past. 
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. 
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. 

Qualifications Profile 


Idaho Certification as a Social Studies Teacher 

Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignments. 


Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred. 
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Education required

Bachelor's degree

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Emmett School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.