• Social Studies Department

    SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

    Mission:

    In Prince George's County, the Social Studies program strives to teach students how to develop an understanding and appreciation of the contributions that diverse civilizations and cultures have made throughout history and the impact they have had on the development of democratic ideals.  Within our program, students study both historic and contemporary geographic, social, political, and economic issues that shaped the world that our students live in today. Through quality curriculum and professional development, our program promotes the enhancement of the classroom experience with a wide variety of educational opportunities including field studies, community projects, speaker programs, and other student interactive projects for the Social Studies to come alive in the classroom.

    Courses Offered:

    • 9th Grade U.S. History (1877 - Present)
    • 10th Grade Local, State, & National Government
    • 11th Grade World History
    • Social Issues
    • Psychology
    • African American Studies
    • Latin American Studies
    • Law
    • World Religions & Anthropology
    • Political Issues & Women's Studies
    • AP U.S. Government & Politics
    • AP Human Geography
    • AP World History
    • AP Psychology

     

    Clubs:

    • Mock Trial

     

    Please contact the Instructional or Department Chair at victor.emerson@pgcps.org with any department related questions.