We believe social studies is vital for all citizens in democracy. Students should be taught civic responsibility as well as an appreciation and understanding of other cultures within our society and throughout the world.
Understanding basic human needs, cultural diversity, and an interdependence of the world community enhances the quality of life. The integration of literature and other disciplines encourages students to become cooperative and independent learners.
Our program is based on history as the unifying discipline and includes designated strands of geography, history, people, economics, contemporary issues, and political science. These strands provide students with skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions. Skills include critical thinking and problem solving techniques which lead to negotiation and resolution of social conflicts.
Both wide overviews and in-depth studies are utilized in implementing the curriculum. All of this is best achieved through cooperative efforts of the school and community.
Social Studies Teachers
Melissa Moxley – Department Chair | Room 310 | Email | Website
David Brown | Room 528 | Email | Website
Michael Carolla | Room 529 | Email
Laurie Furry | Room 539 | Email | Website
John Gallagher | Room 300 | Email
Sally Hanzlik | Room 524 | Email
Pam Hunter | Room 311 | Email | Website
Amy Kaunitz | Room 504 | Email
Eric Luckenbill | Room 531 | Email
Heather Marsteller | Room 302 | Email
Melissa Montero| Room 537 | Email | Website
Tyler Nolan | Room 524 | Email
Brian Parish | Room 538 | Email | Website
Brian Pum | Room 313 | Email | Website
Jessica Saliby | Room 313 | Email
Danielle Walsh | Room 309 | Email |
Jonathan Wenner | Room 320 | Email
Steven Yoder | Room 535 | Email
Jonathan Zolomij | Room 533 | Email
See the Program of Studies for detailed course information. Click here for the Social Studies curriculum.