• Social Studies News & Events

    The Social Studies Department offers courses designed to prepare students to be informed and involved citizens. Students must be prepared to deal not merely with the static information in textbooks but also with the barrage of information received in a changing and complex world. These goals are approached through the mastery of key concepts from the social sciences and development of the skills necessary for applying those concepts to the world in which they live. Through a curriculum that spans from American colonization to more recent political developments, students apply the critical thinking skills learned in the Social Studies Department to better evaluate the world around them.
    Courses Offered
    U.S. I Regular and Advanced Levels
    Instructor Mrs. McCabe
    U.S. II Regular, Advanced & Honors
    Instructors Mr. Tomashek & Mr. P. Turkot
    American Government/Financial Literacy Regular, Advanced & AP
    Instructors Mr. Dale & Mr. Dusak
    Modern World History Regular and Advanced Levels
    Instructors Mr. Dusak, Mr. Wister & Mr. Cossaboon
    AP U.S History
    Instructor Mr. Tomashek

    Instructor Mr. Tomashek

    What's Going On in the Social Studies Department

     Mr. Dale's American Government class analyzes key concepts of the Declaration of Independence by creating an updated version of the document and debating their updates.
    Declaration of Independence Rewrite
    Declaration of Independence Rewrite
    Declaration of Independence Rewrite
    As part of our annual HTHS Holocaust Remembrance Day all seniors listen to the stories of Holocaust survivors told by the survivors or the children of survivors.  This very emotional day ends with students being able to ask questions and interact with the survivors.