History / Social Studies

History/Social Studies
"We cannot escape history and neither can we escape a desire to understand it" - Anonymous
Mrs. Anita Falvo, Supervisor
908-647-4800 ext. 4816

News from the Department-
Dr. DiGiovanna, Mr. Karnas, Mr. O'Reilly, Mr. Apel, Mrs. Lettington, and Mrs. Falvo
Attending the College Board's AP Conference this summer.
Mr. Biniukow 
Looking for students to join Mock Trial for the 2014-15 school year
Mr. New
The History Club will resume in 2014-15
Mrs. Lott-Jones
Just returned from Montana and the Not in Our Schools conference where she and two of our students presented a workshop.
  Our Mission:

History/Social Studies teachers are committed to providing their students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to be responsible, civic-minded citizens. Through the study of history and social sciences, we aim to develop the following: promoting interest in learning about the past and present, encourage creative and ethical decision-making, practice communication through writing and speech, engage in conflict resolution skills, and become motivated to take part in society in a positive manner.


  • Develop a strong content knowledge base of information.
  • Build skills in areas such as reading comprehension, writing, and debate/speaking.
  • Critically think about topics and express thoughts/interpretations of information.
  • Actively engage in classroom activities.
  • Promote authentic assessment.
  • Encourage all students to challenge themselves and to reach their potential.