Social Studies

Social Studies Teachers

Department members Web pages: 


Ms. Bennett's Page

Mr. Fowler's Page

Mr. Krampitz's Page

Mr. Leger's Page

Mr. Olander's Page

Mr. Tewksbury's Page

Mr. Vitali's Page

Ms. Yanosik's Page


Course Offerings

Global Studies 9, Global Studies 10, Modern U.S. History, AP U.S. History, Civics, AP Psychology, AP World History, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, Contemporary Issues, Economics, and Law

Welcome - Lewis S. Mills High School Social Studies Dept.

“Education is the transmission of civilization” – Ariel & Will Durant

The department members challenge every student to develop critical thinking skills and use the examples from our past to better understand current societal issues.

Most students complete two credits of Global Studies within their first two years at Lewis S. Mills High School. In addition, all students must successfully complete courses in U.S. History and Civics/American Government to meet graduation requirements for Regional School District #10. (Students enrolled in a U.S. History course will complete a research paper during that school year.)

We provide our students an opportunity to complete Advance Placement courses in U.S. History, Psychology, and World History.

Furthermore, we offer our students opportunities to widen their knowledge in the social sciences by taking a semester course in Contemporary Issues, Economics, Human Rights, Law, Psychology, or Sociology.

Our curriculum's are developed from a combination of standards from the Connecticut Social Studies Framework, the National Council of Social Studies, the History/Literacy skills from the CCSS, and collaborative work by department members.

We assess students in a variety of methods – from essays, critiques, student reflections, projects, and presentations. Our goal is to assist students through an ‘Arc of Development’ process of using graphic organizers, small-group work, simulations, and projects to become self-directed learners. Student work is displayed in classrooms and throughout the school.

We focus our curriculum around course standards and the LSM Student Performance expectations (e.g., The LSM graduate acquires and applies knowledge to develop multiple perspectives on events and issues).

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