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Social Studies
Welcome to the Social Studies page at the High School of Fashion Industries!


As a department, we seek to provide our students with the skills that enable them to be engaged in the decision making process of the modern day nation-state, as well as, our cosmopolitan world.  We look to foster participatory democratic citizens who are aware of global issues going on around them.  The mission of every teacher in our department is to make history more relevant and substantial to each and every student.  


Aside from providing students with a strong historical knowledge base, we also aim to develop their ability to critically analyze information and grow as readers and writers.  Our greatest objective is to provide our students with a top-notch and engaging education by employing a wide variety of instructional strategies and approaches.  We hope to inspire our students to become life-long learners.   
 
Contact Information
Steve Rau, Assistant Principal
Social Studies Department
(212) 255-1235 ext. 8291
srau@schools.nyc.gov