Social Studies

Social Studies at CSS is a seven-year course sequence that prepares students for civic participation in our globalized, democratic society. Through the development of critical literacy skills, our courses provide students with opportunities to explore issues of human identity by drawing connections between ourselves and our pasts. We examine anthropological, sociological, economic, political, and geographical concepts through the analysis of both modern and historical perspectives. We serve to open dialogue among our students about whose stories are being told throughout history and what implications this has for communities whose experiences have been excluded or underrepresented in traditional narratives. It is through these dialogues that we facilitate the emergence of, and appreciation for, diverse perspectives. By the end of our course sequence, our students will leave CSS with the ability to interpret the ideas, intended audiences, and biases of complex texts as well as the ability to express ideas through fluent writing and verbal expression. This, in turn, provides them the skills and perspectives needed to serve as agents of social action in our pluralistic society.


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John Beletsky

English, Philosophy + Social Studies Teacher

Professor John Beletsky teaches English and Philosophy (and sometimes Social Studies!)....

Stephen Cook-Meinschein

Global History Teacher

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Rood Emmanuel

ICT HUM Teacher

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Malcolm Frampton

ICT HUM Teacher

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Laura Huzzy

ICT HUM Teacher

Professor Laura Huzzy is a learning specialist who teaches humanities in 6th and 9th gr...

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Anne Marie Martin

ICT HUM Teacher

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Eion McGuinness

Social Studies Teacher

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Naeta Rohr

Social Studies Teacher

Professor Naeta Rohr primarily teaches 7th Grade Social Studies, 10th Grade Ethics and ...

Lynn Tiede

Global History Teacher & Sustainability Coordinator

Professor Tiede teaches Global History II, Participation in Government, Economics,...

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William Treece

Social Studies Teacher

Professor Will Treece teaches 11th grade US History and 12th grade Government/Economics...

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Daniel Woods

Social Studies Teacher