Our Social Studies Curricula is infused with the 21st Century Skills
of Technology for Academic Success.
The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is an urban K-6 STEM school located in Cambridge, MA.
We are committed to excellence in education.
We believe all students can excel as learners and citizens.
The mission of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School's computer lab and its staff is to collaborate with classroom teachers in nurturing life long learners, as well as expanding our community's development using a wide range of technologies our school has to offer. The computer lab is one of the school's greatest assests. It exposes students and faculty to the latest technologies which enables them to develop skills necessary for the 21st century. In addition to integrating technology in all subject areas the technology department focuses on Social studies education which helps explain the world in which we live. Much like science teaches children to observe the physical aspects of life, social studies encourages children to open their minds to the many places humans live on this planet. Not only does the social studies curriculum teach physical geography, but as students learn about different places, they also become aware of the many cultural differences of the world’s populations through the study of sociology and anthropology. As they learn more about cultural differences, students begin to find that there are a large number of cultural similarities as well. Studying social studies helps students figure out their role in society as well as their place in history. By studying the past, students learn how institutions, traditions and ideals change as society modernizes. They also learn how cause and effect influence relationships between individuals, groups and nations. As students mature, the study of history gives students the chance to develop their research skills and the ability to think critically. A sense of history gives students good background knowledge as they study other subjects, such as literature.