About the History & Social Science Department

The history/social studies curriculum goals are to help students acquire the knowledge, judgment, and skills to participate intelligently and responsibly in civic life and to continue to learn for themselves. Essential skills of reading and writing expository materials, using library resources and technology, reading maps, interpreting documents and data, preparing research papers, and participating in discussions are taught and reinforced in all courses, grades 9-12.

All courses have a required summer reading component. Students are assigned one to three titles to be read by September and are responsible for obtaining reading lists when they select their courses. An assessment of the students‘ understanding of the books is done in the fall.

Click to read the Spring 2019 History and Social Studies Newsletter

Click to read the Fall 2018 Weston Public Schools History Newsletter

Dr. Kerry Dunne, Department Head

Currciulum

Note: There is always the possibility that courses listed in the Program of Studies may not run due to low enrollment or budget constraints.

The history/social studies curriculum goals are to help students acquire the knowledge, judgment, and skills to participate intelligently and responsibly in civic life, and to continue to learn for themselves. Essential skills of reading and writing expository materials, using library resources and technology, reading maps, interpreting documents and data, preparing research for presentation, and participating in discussions are taught and reinforced in all courses, grades 9-12.

Some courses have a required summer reading component. Students may be assigned one to three titles to be read by September and are responsible for obtaining reading lists. An assessment of the students’ understanding of the books is done in the fall.

Grades 9-12 Standards

Recent News

posted 9/9/19
The 48 students pictured are our first-ever cohort in an on-site dual enrollment economics class offered at Weston High School in partnership with Syracuse University Project Advance.  They are loving it thus far!
Kudos to our history teacher Sean Smith (now also an adjunct member of the Syracuse University faculty) for two years of work in making this a reality for Weston students.  We are proud of you and your students!
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WHS History Department Selected for Exhibit

The WHS History department was selected for a funded visit by…
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WHS Junior Arda Cataltepe Finished 6th in National History Day Competition

WHS Junior Arda Cataltepe's MA state champion National History…
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WHS Junior Won State National History Day Competition

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, WHS junior Arda Cataltepe won the…