Social Studies/History

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Program of Studies

Welcome to the Social Studies/History Department at Mt. Ararat High School. We are passionate about teaching students about the world they live in, the events that shaped the world, and the society of which they are a part. In all courses we are dedicated to helping students acquire critical thinking skills by examining different perspectives and beliefs, and to develop their reading, writing and speaking skills. Through looking at the forces that have shaped our society today, we hope to provide students with some of the knowledge and tools they will need to be productive and effective 21st century citizens.


All students are required to take the three year sequence of Social Studies/History classes. Students in grade 9 take classes in World Religions and World Governments, students in grade 10 take Comparative Economics and American Foreign Policy, and students in grade 11 take U.S. History. In addition, students in grades 11 and 12 can choose from a wide variety of electives including Psychology, Sociology, Current Events, Mythology, and The Civil War. Other electives are offered on a rotating schedule. A dual enrollment course with SMCC in U.S. History is offered for students wishing to receive both high school and college credits. Students in grades 11 and 12 can also choose to take Art and Society, which is co-taught by a history teacher and an art teacher. Advanced Placement courses currently offered include AP European History (grade 10), AP U.S. History (grade11), and AP U.S. Government and Politics (grade 12). Please see the Program of Studies for specific information on each of these courses.


Contact Mr. Janeway at janeways@link75.org if you have any questions regarding our curriculum.

News & Events

Screening for all Advanced Placement courses (AP European History, AP US History, and AP Government) and SMCC U.S. History will be held immediately after school on March 23rd from 2:30 to 4:00
Ask your Social Studies teacher for more information.

The Social Studies/History department is pleased to announce that Mt. Ararat will be represented this summer at Girls State by juniors Kayleigh Temple and Morgan Johnson and at Boys State by juniors Gideon Wheeler and Cyrus Warren. Congratulations to those selected! 

Faculty & Links to Teacher Websites
Sewall Janeway, Department Head John Dever Lou Dorogi
Bree Candland
Dennis Edmondson
Terry Martin Chris Nulle Gillian Watt

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