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 | Profile
David Brown | Room 528 | Email | Website | Profile
Michael Carolla | Room 529 | Email | Profile
Laurie Furry | Room 539 | Email | Website | Profile
John Gallagher | Room 300 | Email
Sally Hanzlik | Room 524 | Email | Profile
Pam Hunter | Room 311 | Email | Website | Profile
Amy Kaunitz | Room 504 | Email | Profile
Dawn Laubner | Room 333 | Email | Profile
Eric Luckenbill | Room 531 | Email | Profile
Heather Marsteller | Room 302 | Email | Profile
Melissa Montero| Room 537 | Email | Website | Profile
Tyler Nolan | Room 524 | Email | Profile
Brian Parish | Room 538 | Email | Website | Profile
Brian Pum | Room 313 | Email | Website | Profile
Jessica Saliby | Room 313 | Email
Danielle Walsh | Room 309 | Email | Profile
Jonathan Wenner | Room 320 | Email | Profile
Steven Yoder | Room 535 | Email | Profile
Jonathan Zolomij | Room 533 | Email | Profile
See the Program of Studies for detailed course information. Click here for the Social Studies curriculum.