Welcome Students and Parents!
|Department Philosophy. Why study social studies? We, the Ridgefield High School Social Studies Department, make history come alive through cooperative learning activities and simulations. We want our students to study and understand the past in a nurturing, supportive environment which fosters personal inquiry and growth so that they can fully appreciate who they are as American citizens today.|
|The overall goal of teaching social studies is for students to learn how to make knowledgeable, reasoned decisions that impact society in a positive way.|
|We teach a variety of subjects including history, economics, geography, psychology, cultures around the world, and other social sciences. There is an emphasis on critical thinking and persuasive writing.|
|Department Procedures, Policies, and Expectations.|
|There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? - Robert Kennedy|
|Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. - Martin Luther King Jr.|
Course Offerings. We offer courses in the following courses:
Advanced Placement is offered in ???.
Navigate to the Counseling Center link for detailed course information.
Teachers and Department Head. Click the teachers name for their website or
e-mail for their e-mail address. The phone number for RHS is (203) 438-3785;
teacher extensions are provided below. Larry Friedman is the department head.
AP summer assignments: