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Social Science


Content. Inquiry. Literacy. Citizenship.

At Aliso Niguel, the History Department works to  design, implement, and maintain a coherent curriculum that focuses on inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improving reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promotes an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry. History, Civics and Government, Geography, Economics, and the social sciences are integral to our shared mission of preparing our students for college, careers, and civic life in a culturally diverse world. These disciplines develop our students’ understanding of the physical world, encourage their participation in our democratic system of government, teach students about our past, and improve their ability to make reasoned decisions based upon evidence.


Keith Barnett Teacher
Dan Bornfeld Teacher
Jessica Burch Teacher
Michael Chapman Teacher
Mr. Colwell Teacher
Timothy Curley Teacher
Joslin de Diego, Ed.D. Teacher
Erick Lynch Teacher
Stacy Middlebrook Teacher
Robert Morgan Teacher
Jon Puffer (949) 831-5590 ex: 2406 Teacher
Monique Reilly Teacher
Jeffrey Schniepp Teacher
Jeffrey Veeder Teacher
Cyndi Wright Teacher
Be a critical thinker


  • World History (10th grade)
  • United States History (11th grade)
  • United States Government (12th grade)
  • Economics (12th grade)
  • AP European History
  • AP United States History
  • AP American Government
  • AP Psychology
  • Psychology