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Social Science Department Overview

Welcome to the Social Science Department of Orange Glen High School! We are delighted to introduce you to our diverse and enriching range of courses designed to empower the next generation with a well-rounded and critical understanding of the world's historical, political, and economic narratives. Our dedicated team of educators is deeply committed to fostering a stimulating learning environment where students not only gain knowledge but also cultivate their analytical, research, and communication skills.
  • World History: Dive into the vast and rich tapestry of global events, cultures, and revolutions. This course provides students with a broad perspective on the world's civilizations, conflicts, and contributions from antiquity to the present day.
  • AP European History: Challenge yourself with this advanced placement course, journeying through Europe's riveting past. Uncover the stories behind monarchies, wars, art movements, and the birthplace of democracy and enlightenment.
  • US History: Delve into the milestones that shaped the United States. Explore its Indigenous cultures, revolutionary beginnings, civil rights movements, and its evolving role in global politics and economics.
  • AP US History: Elevate your understanding of America's past with this advanced placement course. Engage in deeper analysis, discussions, and critiques of the events and figures that have left indelible marks on the nation's history.
  • American Government: Demystify the workings of the US political system. From the Constitution's creation to the modern legislative process, grasp the foundations of governance and civic responsibility.
  • Economics: Enter the world of supply, demand, and fiscal policies. Equip yourself with the basics of micro and macroeconomics, and understand the factors driving economies both locally and globally.
  • AP Macroeconomics: Dive deeper into the complexities of national economies with this advanced placement course. Investigate economic indicators, monetary policies, and the global factors influencing economic growth and stability.
  • AP Psychology: Unlock the mysteries of the human mind. Delve into behavioral theories, cognitive processes, and the underlying factors influencing human behavior, all while preparing for college-level understanding and assessment.
  • Expert Faculty: Our seasoned educators bring a wealth of knowledge and passion, ensuring that lessons are not just informative, but also engaging and thought-provoking.
  • Holistic Development: Beyond textbook knowledge, we emphasize critical thinking, debate, and real-world applications, preparing students for higher education and the world beyond.
  • State-of-the-Art Resources: From interactive online modules to access to renowned archives, our department ensures students have the best tools at their disposal.
  • Extracurricular Opportunities: We pride ourselves on nurturing curiosity. Our department hosts regular guest lectures, field trips, and even student-led projects, offering myriad opportunities to learn outside the classroom.
We invite parents to partner with us in this transformative journey. Let's cultivate an environment where young minds are not just taught but inspired. At Orange Glen, we believe that understanding our past and present is key to shaping a better future. Join us in this mission!
For any further queries, please contact Mr. Turek.