World Studies Department
(Individuals & Societies)

2018-2019 World Studies Department

Content Specialist:

Salvatore Assenza


The IB World Studies/Individuals & Societies Department at Roberto Clemente Middle School aims to prepare all students to be internationally-minded, critical thinkers and writers by promoting a growth mindset and teaching World Studies through real-world application.

The World Studies courses offered at RCMS focus on teaching with relevance, using connections between our subject and others, and using peer collaboration to enhance student learning and achievement.

Curriculum Information

Montgomery County 6th, 7th, 8th grade curriculum


Salvatore Assenza, Department Chair
8th Grade World Studies
John Balfe
7th and 8th Grade World Studies 
Christopher Clark
7th Grade World Studies
Laura Crittenden
8th Grade World Studies/Alt
James Dempsey
Ashley King
7th Grade World Studies
Christine MacDonald
6th Grade World Studies
Heather Mahon
7th Grade World Studies
Brandon Mills
8th Grade World Studies
Heather Sneddon
7th Grade World Studies
Allison Taplar
8th Grade Humanities
6th Grade World Studies 
Cindy Weiland (Malca)
6th Grade World Studies 

Student Supports and Extra Help

Free phone apps for Social Studies help
American Panorama (US History)

Enrichment Opportunities

National Geography Bee
Student Government
National History Day