Social Studies Department
The social studies department is committed to fulfilling the philosophy and mission of Immaculate Heart High School, including the goal that our students graduate prepared to excel in college. A carefully planned and rich program is offered, encompassing world history, cultures, and geography, United States history, United States government and politics, economics, psychology and United States foreign policy. Students are challenged to develop a broad and thoughtful perspective of our complex world. By reasoning from facts to reach their own conclusions, they develop the skills necessary to be critical thinkers. To demonstrate their thinking, students practice clear and thoughtful expression, in speech and in writing. Ultimately, the department is committed to helping students sharpen their abilities to make wise choices and communicate effectively as they prepare to actively participate in civic life.