Warren Hills Regional School District
Department of Social Studies
 
Keith E. Dennison, M. Ed.
Department Supervisor
908.689.3143, ext. 1007
 
Department Philosophy
 
The Social Studies Department is committed to preparing students for college, career,and civic life through the study of a broad range of social sciences.  Warren Hills’ students gain an appreciation and understanding of our global and national heritage through the required three course sequence of world and United States history. Through these courses students come to understand how history, economics, politics, governments, and geography influenced the development of human settlements and great nations.  Multiple sources and perspectives are infused in the curriculum to allow for deep and rich analysis of themes and events in all of the social studies disciplines.  Our required sequence is complemented by a selection of interesting and exciting elective courses.  Upon completion of the social studies program,students are poised to become active and informed citizens.  In addition to instruction in the social sciences, students will regularly engage in refining their reading, writing, listening, speaking and communication skills. They will develop discipline specific vocabulary for the social sciences.  The Social Studies Department curriculum infuses technological tools where appropriate in order to prepare students to responsibly use and create digital media.
 
Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School 
 
Warren Hills Regional High School is proudly affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  With this affiliation our teachers and students have access to tens of thousands of digitized resources related to the development of the United States, and our teachers have access to top notch professional development related to social studies education, American history, and writing for the social sciences discipline. 
 
African American History Month Resources
 
As our nation and school observe African American History Month, we wanted to share some fantastic resources for students, families, and community members to explore. Please engage in these resources to further your own learning about the rich heritage of African American culture, and the role that African Americans have played in the development of the nation.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 16, 2017 our nation will commemorate the birth of one of its most celebrated civil rights leaders, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The King Center in Atlanta, GA has wonderful electronic exhibits and resources celebrating all aspects of Dr. King's life.  We welcome you to visit the site and learn more about Dr. King and his legacy.
 
Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of World War I 

On July 28, 1914 the Austro-Hungarian Empire began an offensive against Serbia in retaliation for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand one month prior.  Europe's great powers were allied to one another in one of two complex alliances, and because of the obligations of these treaties these nations were soon embroiled in a vicious 4-year long conflict.  The resources below relate specifically to World War I, and we offer them to the community as a way to learn about this conflict, and to remember all of those who perished in the Great War.
Social Studies Resources
 
Wordle.net  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WH Social Studies
 
Our Faculty
 
 
Educational Standards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR MISSION:
The Warren Hills Regional School District challenges and empowers a dynamic, diverse student body in a supportive learning environment
by providing academic and co-curricular opportunities to become successful, productive members of the global community.
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