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Social Sciences

At Dana Hills, the history department works to design, implement, and maintain a coherent curriculum that focuses on inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improving reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promotes an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry. History, Civics and Government, Geography, Economics, and the social sciences are integral to our shared mission of preparing our students for college, careers, and civic life in a culturally diverse world. These disciplines develop our students’ understanding of the physical world, encourage their participation in our democratic system of government, teach students about our past, and improve their ability to make reasoned decisions based upon evidence.


Michael Brooks
Tom Desiano
John Gunderson
Douglas Gustafson
Mike Hulse 
Nikki Lovett
Robin Mairs
Sarah Marshall
Andrew Sims
Katrina Streza
Danielle Wallace
Michael Wigglesworth


Grade 9
Honors World History
Honors World History Two-Way Immersion
HMO Honors World History
AP World History
Grade 10
World History
World History Two-Way Immersion
AP European History
AP World History
Grade 11
US History
AP United States History
Grade 12
American Government (1 semester)
Economics (1 Semester) (G Elective)
AP American Govt/Econ
Psychology (G Elective)
AP Psychology (G Elective)
AP Art History (VIDEO!) (F Elective)
Social Science Electives