Social Studies

Welcome to the Social Studies Department

Instructors:

Dan Darrow AP Government, Honors Economics, AP World History, Education  Professions I and II
Randy Irwin  World History
Giovanna Macry World History
Scott Parsons Government and Economics
Adam Roberts AP United States History, United States History
Amy Ryan United States History, World History
Megan Vaughn United States History
Beau Wagner Government and Economics

 

Students are required to complete three years of social studies, which includes World History/Geography, United States History/Geography, and Civics/Economics.

The Glendale Union High School Social Studies curriculum provides students with the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of history, geography, economic, political, and social institutions of Arizona, the United States, and the world in order to think critically and participate responsibly in a democratic society.  Elective courses may be offered and are determined by local schools. 

World History/Geography Course Outcome

Students will be able to identify, describe, and explain key themes, events, terms, patterns, beliefs, causal relationships, and turning points in World History.

  • Identification/Explanation
  • Current Issues
  • Appropriate Social Studies Vocabulary
  • Knowledge of Content



     

United States History/Geography Course Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate analytical skills and have the ability to interpret significant patterns, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in United States History.

  • Historical Analysis
  • Current Issues
  • Appropriate Social Studies Vocabulary
  • Knowledge of Content



     

Civics/Economics

Students will be able to reach an informed position and construct a thoughtful argument utilizing appropriate knowledge of government, economics, history, geography, and United States political institutions.

  • Evaluation
  • Current Issues
  • Appropriate Social Studies Vocabulary
  • Knowledge of Content

Class Materials:

  •  3 ring binder
  • College loose-leaf paper
  • Spiral notebook
  • Pen (blue or black ink)
  • Pencil
  • 3x5 Note Cards