Social Studies Department at Wheaton High School

Social Studies Department

Social Studies Department

Department Phone: 301-321-3337

Mr. David Shaffner


The primary goal of social studies at Wheaton is for students to have a wide range of experiences and challenges as they study history and the social sciences. We use facts, concepts, generalizations, and the skills of history and the social sciences to foster responsible and informed citizenship.

Through the combined study of history and the social sciences, students critically examine past events and decisions and study human behavior in varied settings. As much as possible, we draw on the background, experiences, and prior knowledge of our diverse student body to enhance our classroom strategies. To meet these goals, the social studies department offers a variety of course offerings including the required courses, popular elective offerings, and challenging AP classes. The Social Studies Department is fully committed to supporting the Global Pathway as part of the Institute for Global and Cultural Studies.

Social Studies: Department Staff 2017 - 2018

Allen, Claude: World History, Psychology 1
Brooks, Bart: US History, AP US History
Duley, Stephanie: World History
Feasley, William B: NSL, Economics
Hemming, Heidi: US History, Peace Studies
Mason, Tobii: AP Psychology
Mccoy, Brenton: African American History
Mcgraw, Megan R: US History, College Prep Literacy
Reidy, Dennis: NSL, Psychology, Law
Salvado, Jeanne: College Prep, Literacy, Life 101, AP Coordinator 
Shaffner, David: AP Human Geo, AP World, Resource Teacher
Sturman, Jonathan: World History, Global Issues
Trumbull, Mike: AP Gov, NSL
Weis (Vorisek), Lauren: AP World, Economics, Latin American History, IGCS Academy Leader 
Zolkiewicz, Eric: AP Gov, NSL 
Zolkiewicz, Lauren: AP US History, US History, 9th Grade House Leader


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In the News

Every winter the NSL government teachers take all students to Washington D.C to get a closer look at the Three Branches of Government. Students get to visit the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, and the American History Museum, this year the AP Government classes will also be able to visit the White House.

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