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Social Studies and Social Sciences

Humanities Division:  Social Studies and Social Sciences Department

The Plainfield South High School Social Studies Department believes in the importance of developing thoughtful and active participants for a democratic society. 

Knowledgeable, critical, and open-minded citizens develop through the study of Social Studies and Sciences.

Engaged Citizens can and do

Inquire and question and determine and decipher:

                     -the world around us and beyond us (its borders, its history, its growth, and its future)

                     -our government (its foundations, its transformations and evolutions, its structures, and its applications)

                     -ourselves, our society, our beliefs (internally and externally)

                     -the economy (its impact on us, the world, and our futures) 


Take action and make informed decisions


Kyle Black                       U.S. History and Psychology                                        Blake Mattix            Government and Street Law           

Derek Christensen          World Geography/Cultures and Government               Bob Miller                U.S. History and AP United States History

Lee Dvorak                      U.S. History and Government                                      Kristen Preissler      U.S. History and Government and                                                                                                                                                                                         Teaching Profession Explorations

Natalie Fisher                  U.S. History and AP European History                        Mike Shubert            Economics and AP Micro-Economics

Emma Forsberg               AP Psychology                                                            Dan Shuman            World Geography/Cultures and                                                                                                                                                                                              AP  Government and Politics

Chet Lines                       Psychology                                                                  Tim Tokars                 Economics and AP Human Geography

                                                                                                                             Tim Wulf                   Economics and Sociology

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