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The Social Studies Curriculum of Notre Dame High School is designed to stimulate critical thinking, promote social justice based on Catholic Christian principles, encourage patriotic involvement, and develop respect for national and cultural differences.  The curriculum emphasizes an understanding of contemporary economic, social, and political realities and future challenges. 
The Social Studies Curriculum should enable the student to develop:

1.  Civic responsibility and active civic participation.

2.  Perspectives on their own life experiences so they see themselves as part of the human community.

3.  A critical understanding of the historical, geographic, economic, political, and social institutions,  traditions, and values of the United States.

4.  Critical attitudes and analytical perspectives appropriate to understanding humanity.
We are excited to announce a new Notre Dame interdisciplinary tour! The Performing Arts and Social Studies Departments are collaborating to bring a Central European Summer 2025 tour to Notre Dame Students. Enrolled participants will get the opportunity to visit historical and theater based locations in Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck, as well as attend various performances throughout the itinerary. Only 10 spots are left so email Ms. Baston at baston@ndhs.org if you have any questions regarding tour dates, excursions, payment plans, or ways to reserve a spot.

 
    • Tour Central Europe

Faculty

List of 12 items.

  • Ms. Sharlene McKenzie

    Department Chair
    (818) 933-3636
  • Mr. David Savage

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3416
  • Mr. Matt Sargeant

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3633
  • Mr. Richard Good

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3414
  • Mr. Rudy Urquiza

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3400
  • Mr. Tim Stark

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3409
  • Ms. Alex Patarias '96

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3445
  • Ms. Bridget Cantwell

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3432
  • Ms. Caitlin Nicholas

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3473
  • Ms. Deanna Nazlikian

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3444
  • Ms. Dorothy Ceccon

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3448
  • Ms. Julie Reif

    Social Studies Teacher
    (818) 933-3600 Ext. 3439
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