Zachary Vitali

Mr. Zachary Vitali


I am very excited to be a part of the Social Studies Department here at Lewis S. Mills. I have a deep passion for social studies, and seek to create a safe and fun learning environment where students will enjoy coming every day.

Courses Taught

AP World History

AP World History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university world history course. In AP World History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; making historical comparisons; utilizing reasoning about contextualization, causation, and continuity and change over time; and developing historical arguments. The course provides five themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures.

Global Studies 10
School of Athens
Global Studies 10 College Prep is designed as a continuation of Global Studies 9. Skills and knowledge in the regions of the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America are the focus. Students will continue to develop skills in organizing information from primary and secondary source materials. Various forms of student presentation are emphasized, while argumentative writing receives emphasis. The content of the course centers on the cultural conditions of the Middle Eastern world and its current regional problems, the historical development of Latin America’s social conditions and its contemporary issues, while the Europe unit takes a historical approach to its political and economic development. Modernization and international relations are central themes in each unit.

Global Studies 10 Honors
Global Studies 10 Honors continues the study of world regions in the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. All skills pursued in the 9th grade course will continue with topics culminating in an essay demonstrating multiple perspectives. Important contemporary issues and conflicts will be explored in the Middle East and Latin America units. A thematic approach in the Europe unit will trace the development of democracy, the scientific revolution, the industrial revolution, nationalism, and the rise and decline of communism as forces creating the first modern world societies. The course involves more intensive reading and writing than the college prep course.