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Social Studies

The Sequoia Social Studies Department aims to provide the highest level of opportunities for all of our students. We strive to develop skills in the following areas, as well as many others.

  • Advanced writing skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Technological literacy 
  • Primary and secondary source analysis
  • Research methods
  • Interactive education
Courses Offered at SHS

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Courses Offered at SHS

9th Grade
  • Life Skills
  • Ethnic Studies
  • EML Ethnic Studies
10th Grade
  • World History ICAP
  • World History PL/EML
11th Grade
  • US History
  • EML US History
  • IB History of the Americas
12th Grade
  • Government
  • EML Government
  • Economics
  • EML Economics
  • IB World History Topics
  • IB Psychology
  • IB Business Management
  • CTE Entrepreneurship
Social Studies Staff

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Social Studies Staff

You may email any member of the Social Studies Department by clikcing the link in their name below:

Banister, Kathleen
IB History of the Americas; DAA US History

Bliss, Danny   -  Department Chair
IB World History Topics
DAA Gov/Econ; DAA World History
World History ICAP; Life Skills/Ethnic Studies
Cespedes, Erin
IB Psychology

World History; Life Skills/Ethnic Studies
World History ICAP; Journalism
Life Skills/Ethnic Studies EML; Gov/Econ EML; Gov/Econ
HCA World History; HCA Gov/Econ
IB History Year 1; US History 
HCA US History; World History
World History PL
Life Skills/Ethnic Studies; IB History of the Americas
IB History of the Americas; Life Skills/Ethnic Studies; AVID IV
Gov/Econ; CTE Entrepreneurship
Life Skills/Ethnic Studies
World History; Gov/Econ 

Zarcone, Karin
IB World History Topics; EML US History