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Social Science

Who We Are

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Buckowski, Michelle 
*AP US History, Government/Economics 
US History, Government/Economics- *BTA (Business Technology Academy) 
 US History *LEP (Limited English Placement), *Co-teaching,  BUILD 
Life Skills/WS,  *AP Modern European History
Friedrich, Keith
Life Skills/WS 
US History, Life Skills/WS- *Green Academy Coordinator 
Life Skills/ WS, US History- *Co-teaching 
Modern European History, Psychology/Anthropology, US History 
Government/Economics, Modern European History--Co-teaching*
Manzo, Jesse
AVID, Government/Economics, Life Skills/WS 
Mcdevitt, Patrick
Modern European History, Life Skills/WS 
Ortez, Jenny * Department Chair
Modern European History, *BTA (Business Technology Academy), *Co-teaching 
Dice, Kayla
Life Skills/WS, US History 
Reed, Callie
Modern European History, Government/Economics- *Green Academy 
Tate, Nick
Government/Economics, LEP* (Limited English Placement)
Department Course Description

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The Woodside High School Social Studies department offers four required courses and two electives.


Freshmen: Life Skills / World Studies 1 and 2 - Life Skills focuses on decision making, mental, social and community health, and substance abuse. World Studies provides an overview of the history, geography and culture of the non-western world. Levels- regular and LEP*.


Sophomores: Modern European History - A study of the history and geography of Europe. Levels - regular and LEP*, and Advanced Placement.


Juniors: United States History - A study of the history of the United States with a focus on the 20th century. Levels - regular, LEP*, and Advanced Placement


Seniors: American Government and Economics (one semester of each). Each course is a survey of the major concepts and structures of government and economic systems. Seniors also complete the Senior Thesis,  a required individual research project.  Levels - regular and LEP*.


Electives: Anthropology and Psychology.  These courses are open primarily to juniors and seniors. * 


* LEP= Limited English Proficient - for English language learners new to the country.