History, Economics, and Government

The study of history is more than learning dates and important historical figures. It is the story of how people subsisted, how economies worked, and what influenced the growth and decline of civilizations. This includes geography, agriculture, economics, technology, health, transportation, and other factors.

Historical knowledge is critical in order to be an educated and culturally literate person. It is important to know our “story” and understand how we got here. In order to understand and empathize with other people, it is essential to know and understand one’s own history and people.

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

At Liberty, history forms part of a classical curriculum that seeks to nourish in students an appreciation for wisdom, beauty, and truth found both in the study of ancient civilizations and in their own nation’s past. We do not undermine the achievements of historical figures because their shortcomings may offend current sensibility.

Our students will be armed with background knowledge and sufficient analytical skills to objectively evaluate our nation’s place in the world through a deep appreciation of its history, and intensive study of related civilizations including their rising and falling. They should grasp nuances of relevant cultures including their languages, religions, governments and economies.

We encourage you to explore our website or drop by LCHS to learn more about our program, faculty, and other offerings. 

History Department Supply List


Mr. Jason Mayer, Department Chair
AP US History, World History, American Government
Mr. Mayer’s Wiki

Mr. Andrew Ketcham
Economics, Personal Finance, and
Western Civilization: The Middle Ages
Dr. Joel Penning
7th Grade History, Western Civilization, AP US Government, and Western Civilization: Renaissance and Reformation

Mr. Philip Hales
8th Grade History, US History, and Western Civilization
  Mrs. Jennifer Kepley
Western Civilization, also teaches in the Foreign Language department


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