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 introducing students to the social studies through the study of geography and civics.  In Grade 7 students will explore how geography affects the development of cultures and nations, and how human activity impacts the physical environment.  They explore the world in spatial terms by examining human settlement by places and region.  In Grade 8 students will explore civic participation and the development of government at the local, state and national level.  They will come to understand the principles and values of the American democracy as it is embodied in the United States Constitution, and in how the United States interacts with other nations.  Students will regularly engage in analysis of course content, primary and secondary sources, and different forms of media.  Through the study of content they will continuously refine their reading,writing, listening, speaking and communication skills.  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 Middle 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. 
 
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
 
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WH Social Studies
 
Our Educators
 
 
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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