Social Studies


Welcome to the Ramapo-Indian Hills Regional High School District Social Studies Department.  The RIH District currently offers courses of study in World Civilizations, United States History 1 & 2, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Law & Human Rights, Modern European History, Psychology, Sociology, and Sports History at a variety of academic levels.  We pride ourselves on offering a program that introduces students to a comparative study of past and contemporary global societies.  Additionally, students will develop skills in research and analysis of primary documents and interpretations of scholarly work.  Our teachers utilize best practices in their content areas and vary their assessment strategies to reflect their students’ ability to think critically and communicate effectively.  We encourage our students to analyze evidence, read closely to formulate opinions based on evidence and develop a spirit of inquiry and curiosity to guide them as they as they develop into engaged and thoughtful citizens.

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." --
Albert Einstein

Students interested in the Social Studies may enjoy participating in the following clubs and activities: Academic Decathlon, Amnesty International, Interact, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Student Council

Subject Supervisor
Joseph A. Del Bouno, voicemail extension: 2259

Social Studies Staff Members

 Mr. Michael Ivanov  ext: 6209
 Ms. Cynthia VanderMolen  ext: 5109
 Ms. Hailee Gregory   ext: 5234
 Mr. Dan Laner  ext: 5147
 Mr. Chris Mayer  ext: 6184
 Mr. Tom Witterschein  ext: 6184
 Mr. Michael Nangle  ext: 5077
 Ms. Staci Anson  ext: 5003
 Ms. Pamela Sibilia  ext: 5006
 Ms. Teresita Crane  ext: 5030
 Mr. Scott Jackson  ext: 5058

Ms. Meredith Noah  ext: 5079 
Mr. Michael Verdon  ext: 5047
Ms. Kimberly LoBello    ext: 5158