Grades 9-12 MHS

All core MHS social studies courses are considered academic classes and meet 6 out of 7 days in the rotating schedule.  Eight common assessments, a common midyear and common final exam are given throughout the year.  All courses emphasize reading, the use of primary source documents, and all core courses require a summative research paper.

9th Grade World History II – This course covers the history of civilization from the French Revolution to the present. Topics include Absolutism, the development of constitutional monarchy and the French Revolution, the rise of the nation state in Europe, the Industrial Revolution, 19th century political reform in Western Europe, imperialism in Africa, Asia, and South America, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the Russian and Chinese revolutions, as well as a look at the world at the beginning of the 21st Century.

World History II Common Syllabus

10th Grade U.S. History I – This course examines the creation and growth of the United States from 1763 to the rise of the Gilded Age. Topics include the American Revolution, Constitution, rise of political parties, early national period, manifest destiny, reform movement, the Age of Jackson, the Civil War and Reconstruction. The course will look to balance the growth of governmental power, with an examination of the rights and privileges of the average person.

U.S. History I Common Syllabus

11th Grade: U.S. History II – This course examines the United States from the late 1800s to the present. Topics include, the American West, Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, life in the 50’s and 60’s, Vietnam, America in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and our role in the 21st century.

U.S. History II Common Syllabus

11th grade students have the option of taking Advanced Placement U.S. History.  This course provides students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the study of U.S. history with a heavy emphasis on historical writing.  It is designed to prepare students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full year college courses.

Electives

The Social Studies Department proudly offers seven electives at all levels, including two Advanced Placement courses in Psychology and Economics.  Electives reflect all of the social sciences, as well as some specialized topics ranging from film to legal issues.  Some elective courses meet every day, while others meet 6 days out of the 7 day cycle, while others meet 3.

 

Course Availability Duration Syllabus
World Religions (H) 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders 3 out of 7 day rotation World Religions Common Syllabus
Global Leadership (CP & H) 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders 3 out of 7 day rotation  Global Leadership Common Syllabus
Civics and Legal Issues (CP) 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders 3 out of 7 day rotation  Civics Legal Issues Common Syllabus
Sports in Society (CP) 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders 3 out of 7 day rotation  Sports in Society Common Syllabus
History through Film (CP) 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders 3 out of 7 day rotation History Through Film Syllabus
Current Events (CP) 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders 3 out of 7 day rotation Current Events Common Syllabus

AP European History 9

AP European History 10-12

9th Grade

10th, 11th, & 12th Graders

6 out of 7 day rotation AP European History Common Syllabus
AP U.S. History 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders 6 out of 7 day rotation AP U.S.History Common Syllabus
Economics (H & AP) 11th & 12th Graders 6 out of 7 day rotation

AP Economics Common Syllabus

Economics H Common Syllabus

Anthropology and Sociology (H) 12th Graders 6 out of 7 day rotation  Anthropology & Sociology Common Syllabus
Psychology (CP, H, & AP) 11th & 12th Graders 6 out of 7 day rotation

Psychology Common Syllabus

AP Psychology Common Syllabus

Staff Contact Information

Department Director Angela Singer
AP U.S. History
AP U.S. Government & Politics
World History II
Tim Daly
United States History II;
AP European History
Hannah Edsall
United States History I;
Psychology
Kimberly Hubbard
AP Psychology;
World History II;
History through Film
Lisa Lord
United States History II;
World Religions;
Civics and Legal Issues
Maggie Maguire
United States History I;
History through Film;
Global Leadership;

AP Economics
Mike Noone
United States History I;
World History II;
Economics;
Current Events
Alex Pennachio
Anthropology & Sociology;
World History II
Scott Santos
United States History I;
World History II;AP U.S. History I
Gerard Tannetta
Psychology;
Sports and Society;
Freshman Seminar;
AP European History
Steve Wall