Social Studies

Blended Learning Instructor

Matt RedaMatt Reda started teaching in 1998 and has worked in a variety of environments: traditional, charter, vocational college, ABE, and GED preparation. He has a master's degree in education from Aquinas College and a bachelor's degree with majors in both history and English from Grand Valley State University.

Blended Learning Instructor

Doug HicksDoug Hicks holds a bachelors degree in Public Policy from Michigan State University. Doug also attended graduate school at Michigan State where he earned his secondary education endorsement in Group Social Studies (RX). He worked as a Math Interventionist at Godfrey-Lee Public schools and at Pine River Area Schools, where he coordinated the Positive Action Grant. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys extreme couponing.


Khan Academy   For overviews of U.S. History and individual contemporary topics such as Communism, Capitalism, and the Viet Nam War.

Ask History   Use the search bar to find video or text on historical topics and events.

Civics-In-A-Minute   Animated video series on elections.