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Warren Hills Regional School District
Department of Social Studies
Mr. Keith Dennison Department Supervisor
908.689.3143, ext. 1007
dennisonk@warrenhills.org

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 five 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 Schools
Warren Hills Regional Middle School and High School are 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.

Social Studies Department by School

  Teachers can be emailed by clicking on a name on the list to the right. Use the links above to visit each school's departmental page. 
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WH Social Studies

  Our Faculty  
Mr. Sal Barillari
Mr. Zachary Fisher
Mrs. Maria Forsythe
Mrs. Ingrid Garofalo
Mr. Jeremy Lutz
Mrs. Meghan McGeehan
Ms. Kimberly Mullins
Mr. Pat O'Brien
Mr. Michael Piancone
Mrs. Debra Rokosny
Mrs. Katie Tuxhorn
Ms. Laura Togno
Ms. Laura Slane

Educational Standards  
New Jersey Student Learning Standards: Social Studies  

New Jersey Student Learning Standards: Companion Literacy Standards   

C3: College, Career, and Civic Life Curriculum Framework 
  Approved 2020 New Jersey Learning Standards: Social Studies (effective September 2022)                       

                   

Warren Hills Regional School District 
Department of Social Studies  

Mr. Keith Dennison
Department Supervisor
908.689.3143, ext. 1007 
dennisonk@warrenhills.org  

 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 five 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 Schools   

Warren Hills Regional Middle School and High School are 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.    

Social Studies Department by School

  Teachers can be emailed by clicking on a name on the list to the right. Use the links above to visit each school's departmental page. 
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