Curriculum Coordinator: Joseph Coniglio Faculty: Joseph Accardi, Eric Andrews, Jacqueline Jenkins, Christine Piscitelli, Brian Rollman, Ryan Schupp, John Wright
All courses in this department are directed toward providing students with insight into one main subject: people. Each course attempts to add new dimensions to the students' understanding by presenting people in specific settings facing unique challenges.
The curriculum stresses the dignity and ability of man. It is anticipated that students will begin to recognize that all people have common needs despite their environmental differences. In addition,students are helped to appreciate that all people have the potential to solve their daily problems in a constructive manner.
Social Studies promotes the inquiry method of learning by providing students with materials intended to enhance their powers of critical thinking, personal analysis and expression. Being aware of the complexities of our students' future, we seek to prepare them for informed participation as citizens of the United States and the world.The passing of two Regents exams (Global History and US History) is a mandatory graduation requirement for all students. Therefore, the development of analytical and writing skills to meet this requirement is a key component in every course.