Social Studies

What We Do

Our social studies department enjoys bringing the spectacular events of the present and past as well as discussing important contemporary national and international issues with our Ryan youth. By taking a thematic approach to history we create a seamless continuum of historical ideas which stretch across time periods and across the globe. The Ryan social studies academia includes World History, American Government, United States History, Economics, and Psychology. In addition, AP Government,  AP U.S. History, and AP Psychology are offered as well.

Key Themes in History

Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment

Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures

Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict

Theme 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems

Theme 5: Development and Transformation of Social Structures