Phone: 617-559-6548


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Ms. Jennifer Morrill

History Department Chair

  • Welcome to the History and Social Sciences Department at Newton South High School. We are excited to work with students as they explore the history of the world and the United States.

    Students are required to earn 15 credits in History for graduation. All students are expected to take 9th and 10th grade World History and 11th grade United States History. Seniors may also select from a number of history and social science electives, which will be offered depending on student demand, staffing availability, and scheduling considerations. In addition to our standard courses, there are options that integrate the study of history and English, including 9th grade linked (413), 10th-12th grade Modern Global Communities, and New Media courses. Note that these courses, if elected, must be taken along with their English equivalents. Please see the course flow chart below or the Program of Studies for specific details about these courses and their levels.

    Students taking AP US History or Honors level Global US History have a summer reading assignment. They are attached below. Please note: if you requested either apush or Global and end up in the other course as your alternate, the summer work for the original course you requested will count as your summer work. Students should contact Jennifer Morrill at with any questions. No other courses, including senior electives, assign summer reading.

    If you cannot find what you need on this webpage, please contact your teacher or Jennifer Morrill, the Department Chair.


    Jenni Bement
    Ashley Chapman
    Jennifer Devlin
    Cassidy Donohue
    Lily Eng Shine
    Jessica Engel
    Paul Estin
    Talia Gallagher
    Zak Gomes
    Jonathan Greiner
    Michael Kozuch
    Rebecca Ledig
    Julie Masi
    Rachael McNally
    Jennifer Morrill
    David Murdock
    Brian Murray
    Marcia Okun
    Robert Parlin
    Jamie Rinaldi
    Lillian Robinson
    Lisa Soo Hoo
    Kyle Stark
    Eugene Stein
    Andrew Thompson
    Katherine Wildman Zinger