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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   Teacher
Dan Bornfeld   Teacher
Jessica Burch   Teacher
Michael Chapman   Teacher
Mr. Colwell   Teacher
Timothy Curley   Teacher
Joslin de Diego, Ed.D.   Teacher
Erick Lynch   Teacher
Stacy Middlebrook   Teacher
Robert Morgan   Teacher
Jon Puffer (949) 831-5590 ex: 2406 Teacher
Monique Reilly   Teacher
Jeffrey Schniepp   Teacher
Jeffrey Veeder   Teacher
Cyndi Wright   Teacher
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  • 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