Social Studies

The Social Studies Department of Essex High School welcomes you to its home page. 

Social Studies Department Members

James Smith  Advanced Placement Government and Politics 
VA/U.S. Government 
Andrew Ashu Civics
African Studies
Ian Heilman World Geography
Dan Bowden Modern World History A.D.-Present
Personal Finance
Charles Hudson-Department Head US History 
US History Dual Enrollment

Our goal in the Social Studies Department here at Essex County High School is to teach our students to become competent and productive citizens in life. To accomplish this goal we will teach students critical thinking skills, life skills they need for work or college, and how to develop habits of the mind. All students will be challenged and encouraged to do their best work at all times. We want students to have an appreciation for the area that we live in as well as our world.

Social Studies Course Descriptions

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