Larry Metzger, Department Chair
email | 425-868-6191, ext. 660
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The history department's goal is to teach citizenship. Courses promote cultural, historical, geographical and political literacy, so that students may become informed participants in a democratic society. Recognizing an increasingly global community, the curriculum stresses world history, the United States' evolving role in that history and how the nations are interrelated. Teachers connect the past with the present, and teach that history is always changing. Assignments and projects are designed to expand thinking, skills and knowledge.
Varied electives, including courses on genocide, the Vietnam War and comparative religion, enrich the curriculum. Leadership opportunities such as Associated Student Body, Student Government and the Master Planning Committee are available to students.
Learn more about Overlake's History program in the department highlights packet.