Social Studies


Social studies in Maryland will produce students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be empowered, informed, and socially responsible participants in our nation’s democracy.


The Maryland State Department of Education will build capacity for high quality social studies teaching and learning in all grade levels by providing leadership, guidance, and support to local school systems.

Contact Us

Bruce A. Lesh
Director of Social Studies, Science and Disciplinary Literacy
(410) 767-0519

Leah Renzi
Coordinator K-12 Social Studies
(410) 767-0589

Beth Ann Haas
Specialist, American Government
(410) 767-0351