History and Social Sciences

Welcome to the History and Social Sciences Department


 The mission of the Dover High History and Social Science Department is to engender knowledge of the struggles and achievements of previous generations. To foster an appreciation of global interdependence and cultural diversity, and produce students who are committed to become creative and independent thinkers by guiding them in the understanding and analysis of important political, geographic, economic, legal, and social issue
C3 College, Career, and Civic Life Ready


You need 3 credits to graduate.

Freshman – World History is the typical class. The choices are CP or Honors. This is a full year course that covers mostly Europe from 1400 to 1990.
Freshman – Advanced Placement Human Geography. Learn where people live, how they live and how they change the environment while earning college credit. This course replaces World History. AP Candidates must take the test in May.

Sophomore – If you are following the CP track – you will take Economics and Political Science. Each of these is a semester course and is required.
Sophomore – The honors/AP track moves to AP Government OR Comparative Governments. Either course fulfills the Econ/Poli Sci requirement. These courses require you to take the AP Test offered in May for a fee. This course can award you college credit if you score a 3, 4 or 5 on the May test.

Junior – We offer either US History (CP) or AP US History. This is a yearlong course and is required. AP candidates must take the AP Test in May.


History & Social Sciences offers the greatest number of electives here at Dover High School.

 Our list includes:
Civil War
Criminal Justice
World War II
Personal Finance
AP European History
AP Psychology
AP Human Geography
AP Micro/Macro Economics
Civil & Constitutional Law

T.H. Leighty - Department Chair C213
Advanced Placement U.S. History
Civil War and World War II

Travis Brennan C210
U.S. History and Political Science

Donald Downs C215
Advanced Placement Human Geography
Economics and Political Science

Geoff Fraizer and Paul Booton C207
U.S. History and Political Science

Tiffany Hammond C110
World History and Criminal Justice

Mariah Holland C206
Advanced Placement Psychology
World History and Psychology

Laura Hudson C216
World History and Personal Finance

Morgan James C112
World History
Psychology and Sociology

Evan Lee C209
U.S. History and Political Science

Jeff May C214
Advanced Placement U.S. Government
Advanced Placement Comparative Government
Constitutional Law and Civil Law

Gavin Schukoske C208
U.S. History
Criminal Justice and Economics

Social Studies Clubs

Teen Vision
Laura Hudson

National Honor Society
Jeffrey May

Speech and Debate
Molly Phillips
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