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Social Science



Content. Inquiry. Literacy. Citizenship.
At Aliso Niguel, the History Department works to  design, implement, and maintain a coherent curriculum that focuses on inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improving reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promotes an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry. History, Civics and Government, Geography, Economics, and the social sciences are integral to our shared mission of preparing our students for college, careers, and civic life in a culturally diverse world. These disciplines develop our students’ understanding of the physical world, encourage their participation in our democratic system of government, teach students about our past, and improve their ability to make reasoned decisions based upon evidence.


Keith Barnett
Jessica Burch
Michael Chapman
Jon Chubb
Mr. Colwell
Joslin de Diego, Ed.D.
Erick Lynch
Megan McQueen (formerly Fallman)
Robert Morgan
Stacy Newkirk
Jon Puffer
Monique Reilly
Jeffrey Schniepp
Allison Terhardt
Dave Weinberg
Cyndi Wright
be a critical thinker


  • World History (10th grade)
  • United States History (11th grade)
  • United States Government (12th grade)
  • Economics (12th grade)
  • AP European History
  • AP United States History
  • AP American Government
  • AP Psychology
  • Psychology
  • AP Human Geography
  • Model United Nations