Harvard-Westlake’s history courses empower students to understand our complex world through a rigorous study of the past. Students read a variety of sources and historiography and are encouraged to confront differing perspectives and points of view. Students will also develop their skills of analytical reading, critical writing, oral presentation, and research using print and digital media. They graduate as lifelong learners in the discipline, equipped with the skills of critical thinking and with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the modern world.

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Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Neisser teach history with a genuine passion that makes it impossible not to be engaged.


Carolyn Kim '18
Student

Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Neisser teach history with a genuine passion that makes it impossible not to be engaged.


Carolyn Kim '18
Student

My favorite teachers at HW are Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Neisser. They teach with a genuine passion that makes it impossible not to be engaged. They have both continually encouraged me amidst personal struggles and helped me develop my intellect and perseverance in the process. Students leave their classrooms as better people (and better scholars too).

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