Social Science

Classes

  The Social Science Department offers courses on world history, culture and geography; U.S. history and geography; principles of American democracy; and economics.

Students in grades 9 or 10 study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present.

After a review of the nation's beginnings, students in grade 11 study the development of U.S. democratic ideals and the major turning points in American history in the 20th century.

During the first semester of grade 12, students pursue a deeper understanding of U.S. national, state and local government. In the second semester, they study the basic principles of economics.

All classes meet the California History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools for Grades 9-12.

Teachers

 
Name Classes Taught 
Mark Hardy: Dept Chair
AP Economics, Psychology
Greg Benzel US History
Julianne Benzel US History, AP US History
Scott Bergemann Geography
Colleen Crowe Government, Economics, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Laura Douglas SDAIE Geography and US History, World History, Multicultural
Dale Eckenburg Geography, Advanced Geography
Sarah Gillette World History, US History, AP US History
April Kenitzer US History, AP World History
Ashlee Meaux Geography, World History
Ryan Shull  Adv. Geography, Government, Economics
Ryan Spears World History
Eric Sturgeon AP Psychology