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SOCIAL STUDIES

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It is the intent of the Social Studies Department to help students to understand major events that have shaped our nation's history and to understand man and the relationship with the environment and with other human beings. Moreover, every effort is made to help students develop decision making plans, to formulate opinion making practices and to develop plans of action.

The Social Studies Department has developed courses that will offer students a sound understanding of history and develop critical thinking, verbal and written expression, geography skills, research, and responsibility to family, self, school and society.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Patrick Brady, District Supervisor of Social Studies

Tel. (201)-295-2831

pbrady@northbergen.k12.nj.us

EXTRA HELP IS AVAILABLE EVERY TUESDAY, IN THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT (ROOM 203) AFTER 9TH AND 10TH PERIOD...
 
SOCIAL STUDIES IN ACTION...
 
 
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On November 14th, the Honors Program ventured to William Paterson University to take part in the 35th Annual Abram Kartch/Thomas Jefferson Lecture Series.  This was a tremendous opportunity for our students to listen to 2 of the most prominent, world renown Thomas Jefferson Scholars, Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf.  Special thanks to Danny Hernandez for helping organizing it! 
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Peer Mediation Mini-Grant Winners!
 
The following ten schools were awarded $500 mini-grants to either start a peer mediation program or support an existing peer mediation program in their school. Each school had a representative attend our Peer Mediation training during the 2018-2019 school year where they received the application to apply for the grant. To celebrate the work these schools are doing, these ten schools have become our Model Schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
Congratulations!
 
Peer Mediation Mini-Grant Winners
Model Schools 2019-2020
 
 
North Bergen High School
North Bergen, NJ
 
 
 
Peer mediation is a conflict resolution process where STUDENTS mediate conflict resolution sessions AMONG THEIR PEERS.
 
   
 
 
Great job by Mr. Nieves and his students...
 

2019 National Economics Challenge-NJ State Level Results

David Ricardo Division

Rank

Team

School

 

   

15

NORTH BERGEN HIGH SCHOOL

NORTH BERGEN HIGH SCHOOL

 
 
 
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The Social Studies Department's Junior State of America and the Young Leaders Club recently welcomed Mrs. Lois De Julio Esq. Mrs. De Julio has been practicing law since 1973 and has numerous accomplishments during her career as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender. Her signature case New Jersey V. TLO in 1985, set the precedent for juvenile constitutional rights and the role of educators in relation to search and seizure. Mrs. De Julio articulated the case and its relevance to students and concluded with a Q/A.
 
Special thanks to moderator Mr. Bader Risheg for helping to organize this unique educational experience for our students.
 
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With numerous High Schools from all over NJ and over 600 students participating, the Social Studies Department's Model United Nations (MUN) Team had a tremendous showing at the 28th St. Peters University Model United Nations (SPMUN) WINNING 6 prestigious awards:

 

 
1.) Best Delegate for her work in the Committee of Sustainability and Development (CSD):
~ Samanatha Valderrama
 
2.) Best Delegate "Special Political and  Decolonization Committee" (SPECPOL):
~ Vimbaisi Basvi 
 
3.) Best Delegate for her work in the "World Health Organization" (WHO):
~ Cristy Garcia
 
4)  Honors for his work in the "Committee of the Status of Women":
~ Jose Mojica Perez 
 
5.) Best Position Paper in a committee discussing chemical and e-waste disposal:
~ Allison Argueta-Claros and Angelica Matta
 
 
As you are aware this is a tremendous accomplishment.
 
Great Job to all the students that participated and Moderator Michael Maring!!

Congratulations to the Social Studies Department's Model United Nations (MUN) Team and Moderator Mr. Maring had a fantastic showing at the Bergen Academies Model United Nations WINNING 7 prestigious awards.

 
1.)  Representing Finland - Outstanding Delegation "Disarmament and International Security Committee" (DISEC):
~ Cristy Garcia and Michael Franco-Garcia 
 
2.) Representing Chile - Commendations "Special Political and  Decolonization Committee" (SPECPOL):
~ Ethan Gonzalez and Matthew Vasquez
 
3.) Representing Hungary - Commendation "Economics and Financial Committee" (ECOFIN):
~ Ahmad Ahmad 
 
4.) Representing Malaysia - Honorable Mention "World Health Organization Committee" (WHO):
~ Yadary Gutierrez and Vimbisai Basvi
 
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Congratulations the Social Studies Honors Program's Yadary Gutierrez won FIRST PLACE in the Thomas Jefferson Lecture Series Essay Contest and Peter Bellocq received HONORABLE MENTION.
 
Yadary won this award last year and this marks the 3rd year in a row the Social Studies Department won this contest!
 
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Congratulations to the Model United Nations (MUN) Team, let by Moderator Michael Maring, for winning 5 prestigious awards in the Bridgewater-Raritan Model UN Competition. 300 students from numerous high schools all over NJ participated with the following awards being won:
 

Arab League

Best Delegate: Ammar Eltigani
 

Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM)

Best Position Paper:  Ethan Gonzalez
Honorable Mention: Cristy Garcia
 

Historical Best Position Paper

Peter Bellocq
 

Supreme Court of the United States: (SCOTUS)

Verbal Commendation: Allison Aurgeta