Social Studies
  • Welcome to the Hellgate High School Social Studies webpage!  

    What is social studies?

    Social studies is a subject that deals with human relationships and the way society works.  In our department, we offer 10 different courses to help explain this interesting area of study, including U.S. History, World History, American Government, Psychology, Sociology & Criminology, Human Geography, IB History of the Americas, IB 20th Century History, AP Geography, AP Government, and Honors World History.  To see more information about our awesome courses, please check out our courses descriptions by clicking on the left navigation pane!

    What is this?

    This is a webpage to introduce you to our amazing staff, share the courses we have available in the Social Studies Department, give you important contact information, and a spot for us to keep some cool tools for us teachers to utilize!

    Who are we?

    We are the outstanding Social Studies department at Hellgate High School in Missoula, Montana.  Go Knights!  Our department includes Department Co-Chairs Lindsay Thompson and Jeff Waniata, Christine Hiller-Claridge, Patty Hixson, Rachel Lunde, Charlene Young, Mick Morris, Courtney Christopher, and Velita Rholl.  To find out more about each of us, please click on the faculty link to the left!