Social Studies Department

Andrew Ward, Resource Teacher

Mission Statement:
The Social Studies department at Poolesville High School is committed to:
• providing dynamic, student-centered, experience-rich instruction to all students
• earnest team effort
• professionalism
• excellence

The Social Studies Department understands that students who take and excel in Social Studies classes are more aware of their world both politically and economically. Studies show that students that take Social Studies classes are more likely to assist in solving a community problem, to volunteer, to trust other people and to scrutinize elected officials and their government. These students tend to make consumer decisions for ethical or political reasons. They believe in the importance of voting, and they register to vote. From the History of the United States to the History of the World, through US Government, Law, Psychology, and Sociology, to Comparative Religion, Economics, and Human Geography, the Social Studies Department at Poolesville High School is committed to excellence and to helping our students become high quality, active citizens in our ever changing world.


Holly Dacek, Teacher
Jonathan Leong, Teacher
Ed Morrell, Teacher
Michael Shannon, Teacher
Tim Short, Teacher
Marcia Snavely, Teacher
Tony Sohn, Teacher
Gene Stanton, Teacher
Terry Turner, Teacher


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(updated 6/2/15)


Courses Offered

AP Economics
AP European History
AP Government
AP Human Geography
AP Psychology
AP US History
AP World History

Comparative Religion
Honors Modern World
Honors NSL
Honors US History

Media Literacy
US History


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