Social Studies

The Social Studies department seeks to foster students’ critical-thinking skills in ways that will help them become well-informed, participatory citizens in our democracy. By grappling with historical, economic, and political challenges, students do not merely learn facts about controversial issues. Instead, we teach them the need to weigh the pros and cons of various political arguments, to seek out informative sources, to weigh bias in those sources, and to construct persuasive arguments that rely on evidence rather than upon logical fallacies. We work with all students to improve their writing, their ability to distinguish correlation versus causation, and their ability to persuade others. We urge students to challenge received wisdom, and to grapple with the implications of history, economics, and the other social studies disciplines for themselves. Our goal is to help all students discover the connection between the events of the past, the circumstances of the present, and the way that both influence the lives of young people.


AP European History161.42 KB
AP Government88.35 KB
AP Psychology237.45 KB
Current Affairs170.63 KB
Economics162.62 KB
Government160.24 KB
Introduction to Psychology163.28 KB
Law188.28 KB
US History A163.6 KB
World History B162.97 KB

School Info

Grand Haven High School
17001 Ferris Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417

School Hours:  
7:40 a.m. - 2:42 p.m.

Main Office
Tel: 616.850.6000
Fax: 616.850.6010
Hours: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Student Services/Counseling
Tel: 616.850.6020
Fax: 616.850.6025
Hours: 7:15 am-3:15 pm
Summer:8:00 am-3:00 pm

Attendance Office
Tel: 616.850.6050
Fax: 616.850.6010
Hours: 7:15 am-3:15 pm
Closed summer 

Athletic Office
Tel: 616.850.6030
Fax: 616.850.6035
Hours: 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Summer:8:00 am-3:00 pm

Media Center
Tel: 616.850.6100
Open M-F: 7 am-3 pm
Closed summer

Math Lab (Pod 6)
Tel: 616.850.6273
T/W/TH: 9:30 am -3:30pm

Closed summer


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