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Welcome to the History and Social Studies Department

Department Facts: 14 Teachers; 7 Advanced Degrees; 18 Courses offered, includes 13 Electives; 6 Certified to teach Advanced Placement; 6 Coaches; and 5 Advisors for after school clubs/organizations. We rock!


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

Ms. Beck
AP European History, Honors World History, & AP Human Geography

Mr. Brennan
US History; AP US, AP Econ

Mr. Downs
Criminal Justice, Economics & Political Science

Mrs. Ferguson
World History & AP Comparative Government, AP U.S. Government

Mrs. Hudson
World History

Mr. Lee & Mr. Booton
Political Science, US History

Mr. Leighty
AP US History, Civil War, & World War II

Mr. May
AP Government, Civil & Constitutional Law & Political Science.

Mr. Norman
Economics & US History

Mrs. Omans
AP Psychology & CP Psychology

Ms. Phillips
US History, Sociology & Personal Finance

Mr. Simonetti
World History, US History 

Social Studies Clubs

Teen Vision
Diane Beck

National Honor Society
Jeffrey May

Speech and Debate
Molly Phillips
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