Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies Department

American History

American History is explored from European discovery to the present day. This course is structured around activities, assigned readings, and discussions designed to develop an understanding of the cultural, economic, and political growth of the United States.

AP Psychology

This course is designed to increase the students’ understanding of Psychology theory and research. The units of study include: methods and reasoning, Developmental Psychology, perception and sensation, learning and intelligence, motivation and emotion, personality disorders, and Social Psychology.


The students develop economic reasoning skills in order to apply basic economic concepts, assess problems, and make choices. Students have an opportunity to evaluate the choices of others as consumers, workers, and citizens participating in local, national, and global Economics.


This course looks at the systematic study of human behavior as shaped by group life and the social systems. This course discusses foundations of Sociology, methods of study including inequality (gender and age), social institutions (government and marriage) and social change throughout the human social life.

U.S. Government & Politics

In this course, the focus is the U.S. constitutional system and its foundations, form, and function. Further, the course emphasizes the three branches of government, civic responsibilities, and civil rights issues in the U.S. as well as in Arizona.

World History/Geography

World History/Geography covers the history and geography of the world from pre-history to the modern age. Students analyze the human experience through time; recognize the relationships of events and people; and interpret significant patterns, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in world history.

Department Teachers

Corina Mendoza
Mendoza, Corina
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-3434 x 5100
Nathan Scheeler
Scheeler, Nathan
Social Studies Teacher
Office: 520-836-3434 x 4622
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