Grades 9-12 MHS

Social Studies
Social Studies
Social Studies

All core MHS social studies courses are considered academic classes and meet six out of seven days in the rotating schedule. Eight common assessments, a common midyear and common final exam are given throughout the year. All courses emphasize reading, the use of primary source documents, and all core courses require a summative research paper.

9th Grade World History II – This course covers the history of civilization from the French Revolution to the present. Topics include Absolutism, the development of constitutional monarchy and the French Revolution, the rise of the nation state in Europe, the Industrial Revolution, 19th century political reform in Western Europe, imperialism in Africa, Asia, and South America, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the Russian and Chinese revolutions, as well as a look at the world at the beginning of the 21st Century.

10th Grade U.S. History I – This course examines the creation and growth of the United States from 1763 to the rise of the Gilded Age. Topics include the American Revolution, Constitution, rise of political parties, early national period, manifest destiny, reform movement, the Age of Jackson, the Civil War and Reconstruction. The course will look to balance the growth of governmental power, with an examination of the rights and privileges of the average person.

11th Grade: U.S. History II – This course examines the United States from the late 1800s to the present. Topics include, the American West, Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, life in the 50’s and 60’s, Vietnam, America in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and our role in the 21st century.

10th and 11th grade students have the option of taking Advanced Placement U.S. History I and II. This course provides students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the study of U.S. history with a heavy emphasis on historical writing. It is designed to prepare students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full year college courses.

Electives

The Social Studies Department proudly offers many electives at all levels, including Advanced Placement courses in Psychology, Government, and Economics. Electives reflect all of the social sciences, as well as some specialized topics ranging from film to legal issues. 

CourseAvailabilityDuration
World Religions (CP)10th, 11th, & 12th Graders3 out of 7 day rotation
Global Leadership (CP)10th, 11th, & 12th Graders3 out of 7 day rotation
Case Studies (H)10th, 11th, & 12th Graders6 out of 7 day rotation
Sports in Society (CP)10th, 11th, & 12th Graders3 out of 7 day rotation
History through Film (CP)10th, 11th, & 12th Graders3 out of 7 day rotation
Current Events (CP)10th, 11th, & 12th Graders3 out of 7 day rotation

AP European History

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders

6 out of 7 day rotation
AP U.S. History I and II10th, 11th, & 12th Graders6 out of 7 day rotation
Economics (H & AP)11th & 12th Graders6 out of 7 day rotation
Anthropology and Sociology (H)12th Graders6 out of 7 day rotation
Psychology (CP, H, & AP)11th & 12th Graders

6 out of 7 day rotation

Staff Contacts

NameTitle
Angela SingerDepartment Director
Tim DalyAP U.S. History
AP U.S. Government & Politics
World History II
Hannah Edsall

United States History II
AP European History

Case Studies

Kimberly HubbardUnited States History I
Psychology
Lisa LordAP Psychology
World History II
History through Film
Maggie MaguireUnited States History II
World Religions
Civics and Legal Issues
Mike NooneUnited States History I
History through Film
Global Leadership
AP Economics
Alex PennachioUnited States History I
World History II
Economics
Current Events
Scott SantosAnthropology & Sociology
World History II
Gerard Tannetta

United States History I
World History II

AP U.S. History I

Steve WallPsychology
Sports in Society
AP European History