• Mr. Matt Martocci

    Social Studies Teacher


    I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with an undergraduate degree in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching. I began teaching in Upper St. Clair during the 2004-2005 school year. Since then I have had the opportunity to teach American History, World History and American Civics/Geography. In addition, I have had the opportunity to serve as an Assistant Athletic Director from 2004 - 2016. Currently I serve as a coach for Boys' JV Golf and Co-ed Varsity Track & Field.

    I teach MYP/HN World History and AP World History.
    I can be reached by:
    • Telephone: 412-833-1600 x 2367
    • Email: mmartocci@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Course Taught:

    MYP/HN & AP World History: World History deals with the sum total of human activity and encourages students to explore its achievements, failures and consequences. The course material is organized and presented in a thematic approach. Western and non-western civilizations are compared to show how they have interacted with each other over the short span of humankinds' recorded history.  The course charts the human experience through a multi-disciplinary approach and a variety of conceptual lenses, including economic shifts, political decisions and interactions, cultural/sociological developments, religious and ideological movements, as well as causes and effects of military conflicts.  Students will be encouraged to view the importance of history in reference to all aspects of life, since human activities shed light on the development of man and society.

    These courses are similar to the regular World History course via the USC thematic approach but include additional in-depth coverage, readings, research, and more emphasis on inquiry. Less time is spent on review and more time on in-depth coverage.

    AP World History is designed along the scope, sequence and skills appropriate to poise the students for success on the AP exam in May.

    Link to Canvas.

    Activities Sponsored:  

    Kids Helping Kids supporter  

    Boys' JV Golf Coach

    Co-ed Track and Field Coach