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"I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph, and there's purpose and worth to each and every life."

- Ronald Reagan

Dr. Widmann

Dr. Christopher J. Widmann

Secondary Supervisor

Office: Room 145 (HS)

Office Hours: 7:30 - 3:30

Phone: (516) 765-4262

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Mission Statement

The Social Studies Department of the Wantagh School District believes that the future of our democratic society depends on the development of free and reasoning citizens who work to reach their potential. To this end, we provide opportunities for students to learn to think and make wise decisions, to understand and appreciate their cultural heritage, to realize that all actions have both short and long term consequences, and to live compassionately with their fellow human beings. To achieve this, we attempt to provide an atmosphere where inquiry is welcome, respect is mutual, and truth is always sought.


Student Outcomes

  • To have students understand and use the various tools and methods of research including technology.
  • To develop the students' pride in our country by an understanding of its history and its institutions.
  • To develop in students a respect for and responsibility to others as well as self-reliance and self-respect.
  • To help students understand and appreciate cultural differences.
  • To develop in students the ability to separate fact from opinion and make appropriate choices.
  • To help students understand that true knowledge is a combination of fact and opinion.
  • To have students recognize and appreciate the importance of civic responsibility of individual citizens towards their community and country.
  • To have students understand the interrelationship between nations of the world.
  • To have students realize that one person can make a difference.

High School Grading Policy (September 2020)

Middle School Grading Policy (September 2020)


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APUSH - Summer Assignment

AP Euro - Summer Assignment

AP World History: Modern - Summer Assignment

AP Seminar - Summer Assignment (Part I)

AP Seminar - Summer Assignment (Part II)