Social Studies Department

The Social Studies curriculum offers both a strong core and a unique list of special focus subjects that will fulfill the student's needs and interests. Students will experience classrooms filled with topics of a political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, and artistic nature, all delivered through varied methodologies from comprehensive projects, to in-depth discussions, to meaningful seminars. Classrooms are student-centered, giving students continuous opportunities for dynamic learning. Social Studies classes are structured with an emphasis on: recognizing cause and effect, chronology and thematic organization, evolution and connection among world cultures, the interaction of political institutions, formulation and articulation of students' perspectives, processes and resources of social scientific inquiry, multicultural awareness, religion and philosophy as historical catalysts, and the student's role as a citizen of the United States and the world community.

The Social Studies department offers AP classes in Comparative Government, US History, European History, American Government and Politics, Macroeconomics, and World History. Additional courses include Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Economics, 20th Century America, and American Studies, which blends into American History and Literature.

After completing the Social Studies curriculum, students will have a better understanding of their world and the issues facing civilization from the past to the present. They will also better comprehend and appreciate connections with the world community.


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PhotoSeanO'DeaSocial Studies - Chair
PhotoChrisWalsweerSocial Studies - Assistant Chair
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