Welcome to the Social Science Department

  • “To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child.” – Cicero 

    Burlingame’s Social Science department engages students to consider how the past has affected them and how they can in turn affect the present and future.  Students at BHS take 3 and ½ semesters of Social Science courses, and, if they choose, several departmental electives.  Each course emphasizes content mastery, critical thinking, text analysis, public speaking, research and writing.  Upon graduating from BHS, students will have the appropriate knowledge and skills  to succeed in adulthood, per Cicero’s advice.