• Mr. Luke Loboda

    HS Social Studies teacher
    Phone: 412-833-1600 x2604 Email: lloboda@uscsd.k12.pa.us


    I grew up in Northeast Ohio and played football, swimming, and band. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and then a Master of American History and Government from Ashland University.

    Courses Taught: 

    HN SHAPING OF THE MODERN WORLD I- During the 9th & 10th grade years, students will study the history, culture, economy, politics, and physical geography of the world’s geographic regions. The 9th grade year (I) will focus on North America, Europe, and Russia. The 10th grade year (II) will focus on Middle East and North Africa, Sub-saharan Africa, East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. Developing in cultural literacy, students will explore the interconnected nature of human activity and will learn to think critically about the relationships and divisions among people and places in the global community. 

    AMERICAN LAW AND JUSTICE- ALJ is a full year, Junior and Senior course designed to provide students with a practical understanding of law and the legal system; to improve understanding of the fundamental principles and values underlying our Constitution, laws, and legal system; to promote awareness of current issues and controversies relating to law and the legal system; to encourage effective citizen participation in our legal system; and to bring about a greater sense of justice. The course is designed to improve basic skills, including critical thinking and reasoning, communication, observation, and problem solving. The curriculum includes a balance of legal knowledge, application of this knowledge, and experiential activities. Activities include legal case studies, mock-trials, role-plays, small group exercises, and the use of community resource people in the classroom, such as lawyers and police officers. The course includes real-life opportunities related to law such as law-related field trips and job shadowing experiences.

    AMERICAN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT- ACE is a two-semester course designed to prepare students for informed and engaged citizenship. Students will develop a thorough understanding of the foundations of American democracy, the interactions among the branches/levels of government, civil liberties, civil rights/responsibilities, and political processes. Contemporary social, economic, and ideological issues will be addressed in historical context. This course will promote extensive use of primary sources and project-based learning. Students will participate in a culminating Capstone Project that encourages civic-mindedness and active engagement in the democratic process.


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