Social Studies

Student Development

The Lemont High School Social Studies Department believes students should develop the following characteristics: 

  • Use of cooperation and collaboration in decision making 
  • Utilization of analytical and critical thinking skills 
  • Enhancement of self image 
  • Understanding of how to function as effective and contributing members of a democratic society 

Courses offered within the Social Studies curriculum help students demonstrate an understanding and competency of historical and economic principles as participating citizens in our ever-changing society. 

Student Expectations

Based on abilities and course level, students are expected to: 

  • Attain historical literacy by learning about world events, traditions, patterns and changes 
  • Make informed decisions that transcend time and cultures 
  • Understand the human experience by learning how individual and group behaviors impact diverse populations 
  • Achieve economic literacy by applying the process of choice and the allocation of resources and how they relate to individuals, groups and societies 
  • Use democratic principles to act responsibly and productively within their community and take part in participatory citizenship

Grading Standards

Student grades are determined based on their performance in the areas of research, discussion, writing and examinations.

Social Studies Curriculum Flow Chart

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First page of the PDF file: SocialStudiesFlowChart

Course Descriptions

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First page of the PDF file: 2018-19_LHS_ProgramofStudies-SocStud

Social Studies Department

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Rick Prangen

Rick Prangen

Social Studies Chair, Head Boys' and Girls' Soccer Coach
Rob Hammerschmidt

Rob Hammerschmidt

Social Studies Teacher, Dean of Students
Darren Lynch

Darren Lynch

Social Studies Teacher
Jodi Nye

Jodi Nye

Social Studies Teacher
Dan Priestley

Dan Priestley

Social Studies Teacher
Joe Rodeghero

Joe Rodeghero

Social Studies/ARC Teacher
Rick Runaas

Rick Runaas

Social Studies Teacher, Head Boys' Basketball Coach
Mark Tomczak

Mark Tomczak

Social Studies Teacher