• Downingtown Area School District students understand and apply the knowledge, concepts and skills necessary for productive and responsible citizenship in a technologically advanced, diverse, and ever changing democratic society. Students understand historical and societal relationships and responsibilities through the examination of local, state, national and international history as well as the exploration of the family, community, country and the world. The 21st Century learner will think ethically, critically, and rationally through the development of political, social, economic, geographic and cultural awareness.