Social Studies

Welcome to Social Studies.

The primary purpose of social studies education is, according to the National Council of Social Studies, "...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." Robbinsdale Area Schools is committed to helping every child become productive, contributing members of a city, state, country and global society.  A rich social studies education integrated with and into all other content areas helps to ensure that outcome.  
The revised Social Studies Standards for the State of Minnesota were adopted in 2013, and are effective with the 2013-2014 school year.  In addition, the Minnesota English Language Arts (ELA) Standards also include standards for literacy in the social sciences and science.  Click here to learn more about the social studies standards.


Melissa Kivi

K-5 Social Studies

Teaching and Learning



Cathryn Peterson

6-12 Social Studies

Teaching and Learning