Social Studies Department

Social Studies
PHS Social Studies Department

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James Knox
Social Studies Department Chair
Piscataway High School
100 Behmer Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
jknox@pway.org
732-981-0700 ext. 2243

 
AP Summer Syllabus/Work Packets
AP World History; Mrs. Cregar-Porch, hcregar@pway.org
APUSH; Ms. McGowan, tmcgowan@pway.org, Mrs. Sudfield, lsudfield@pway.org, Mr. Toma, JToma@pway.org. 
AP Government: Mrs. Sudfield, 
lsudfield@pway.org
AP Psychology; Mrs. Busichio, nbusichio@pway.org




 

Why study the social studies?

Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history,. law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. (National Council for the Social Studies)