Social Studies Department

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James Knox
Social Studies Department Chair
Piscataway High School
100 Behmer Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
[email protected]
732-981-0700 ext. 2243

AP Summer Syllabus/Work Packets are Posted in Schoology 

AP World History; Mrs. Cregar-Porch, [email protected]
AP United States History: Mr. Toma,  [email protected]
AP GovernmentMrs. Sudfield, 
[email protected]
AP Psychology; Mrs. Busichio, [email protected]


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)

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