Social Studies

Social Studies

The AHA Social Studies Department offers a wide selection of courses and experiences to help students comprehend, analyze, and evaluate the components which shape both the individual and the world, and to become agents of change in that world.

Department Learner Outcomes

  • Promote understanding and respect for all cultures and peoples
  • Develop an awareness of the global interdependence of all peoples and nations
  • Develop skills to evaluate with competence social, economic, political, and cultural systems in the US and other nations
  • Develop knowledge, insight, and positive attitudes towards citizenship, change, and community involvement  
  • See the complete social studies curriculum in our Program of Studies


Christopher DeCrans, Department Chair

  • Sociology
  • World History
  • US History

Jeff Hartmann

  • World History and Geography
  • Economics
  • Contemporary World Affairs
  • Government

Dave Marshak 

  • Economics
  • AP Psychology
  • World History and Geography
  • U.S. History

Josh Van de Hinz

  • AP Government
  • World History and Geography
  • Economics

Steve Werle 

  • 20th Century World Studies
  • AP US History
  • US History

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Announcing <em>Vision 2026</em>

May 10, 2022

Announcing Vision 2026

A new strategic plan for Academy of Holy Angels

Join us on Campus!

Apr 27, 2022

Join us on Campus!

AHA invites grade school families to join us for a few upcoming events!