Social Studies

Overview:

 

Mercy Tech students complete three years of Social Studies to graduate.

The students will develop a fundamental awareness of World Cultures and United States History based upon the Pennsylvania Standards. We investigate why historical events occurred. To aid the students, we examine the following: cause and effect, relationships of events, people, and decisions.

Mercy Tech's Social Studies curriculum promotes the following skills:

  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making:  Development of critical thinking and sound decision-making in the historical venue. 
  • Research:  Students will be able to write a five paragraph essay and answer document-based questions in a proficient manner.
  • Relativity:  Stressing “life lessons” that are indigenous to history.

The Mercy CTE Social Studies course descriptions are as follows:

Grade 9:

World Cultures I - Focusing on the cultural, political, economic, technological, intellectual, imperialistic, militaristic , and sociological developments of people in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America, from the Emergence of Civilization to the Middle Ages. Additionally, the inclusion of the geography of countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa, from the Emergence of Civilization to the middle Ages.

Grade 10:

World Cultures II - Focusing on the cultural, political, economic, technological, intellectual, sociological, imperialistic and militaristic developments of people in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America, from the Renaissance to the present day. Additionally, the inclusion of the study of geography of countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa, from the Renaissance to the present day.

Grade 12:

United States History - Focusing on the cultural, political, economic, technological, intellectual, sociological, militaristic and imperialistic developments of the United States America from colonization to the present day. Additionally, the inclusion of the study of geography of the United States from colonization to the present day.

Social Studies Faculty:

Mr. David Maicher

Social Studies Instructor 
dmaicher@mercycte.org
215-226-1225 

 

 

Ms. Bridget Mullen

Social Studies  Instructor  
bmullen@mercycte.org
215-226-1225 

 

 

Ms. Barbara Corbo

Social Studies  Instructor  
bcorbo@mercycte.org
215-226-1225