Ragsdale Social Studies Department

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  • Social Studies Department Members above right to left. Front Row: Adu Gyamfi, Rutz, Murphy, Crawford. Back row: Bacon, Moss, Sullivan, Blake, Glasgow. Not Pictured: Pollock

  • Welcome to the Ragsdale Social Studies Department webpage!

    Social Studies Department Members: Adu Gyamfi, Bacon, Blake, Crawford, Glasgow, Moss (Dept. Chair), Murphy, Pollock, Rutz, Sullivan

    To meet North Carolina Graduation requirements, students are required to take the following courses at either the honors or standard level:

    • World History
    • American History the Founding Principles: Civics and Economics
    • American History I
    • American History II

    Students may fulfill the requirement for World History by taking AP World History, and the requirement for American History I & II by taking AP US History. Both AP World and AP US History are year long courses. Students must take the Honors Humanities section in the fall and the AP section in the spring. 


    The Social Studies department at Ragsdale is pleased to offer the following Advanced Placement courses and electives, in addition to the courses required for graduation:

    • AP World History
    • AP United States History
    • AP European History
    • AP US Government and Politics
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Human Geography
    • Honors African American History
    • Psychology


    Students interested in social studies who wish to continue their involvement outside of the classroom should consider joining one of the following groups sponsored by the department:

    • Model UN - sponsor Mr. Moss
    • African American History Quiz Bowl - Ms. Blake
    • Peer Tutoring - sponsor Ms. Pollock
    • Breaking the Glass - sponsor Ms. Blake