The Social Studies Department is committed to the goal of providing our students with a solid foundation in history and social sciences. The State of Pennsylvania requires three-years of Social Studies. The Social Studies Department at Oakland Catholic High School requires four- years. The members of the Social Studies Department feel that it is essential that students have the fourth year to pursue academic challenges that will help prepare them for the transition to college.
The focus of our curriculum in 9th and 10th grades is to present students with a global perspective as they study history. Our department is committed to teaching our students history/social sciences from multiple cultural perspectives. It is paramount that our students pursue learning by thinking critically, speaking intelligently, and writing credibly. These are the goals of every member of this department.