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Social Studies

The Social Studies Department supports the mission statement of Mercy High School that shares a commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and civic involvement. In order to further the development of these ideals, our courses focus on critical thinking, document analysis, research writing, argumentation, and project-based learning skills to form active and engaged global citizens.

Using various methodologies in historical study students make connections between the past, present, and future. With project-based learning, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. Authentic, meaningful projects engage students in real-world issues.

View the Social Studies Department overview presentation from Fall 2018 Open House!

Classes Offered

The past causes the present, and so the future.
- Peter N. Stearns

Infographic describing the learning outcomes of Mercy social studies dept