WCSD students will be prepared to engage compassionately in a global society to solve problems using informed decisions in order to shape a more equitable future.

Standards, Benchmarks, Objectives (SBO)

The K-12 social studies curriculum was reviewed during the 2019-2020 school year. Committee members at all levels reviewed the standards, benchmarks and objectives from the IA Core Social Studies Standards. These objectives clearly articulate what we expect all students to know, understand and be able to do. With the new standards, there is an increased focus on the inquiry process. This is articulated K-12 through Inquiry Standards alongside the content standards.

K-5 Standards, Benchmarks, & Objectives

6-12 Standards, Benchmarks, & Objectives

Middle-Level (Grades 6-9) Courses

  • 6th Grade Social Studies
  • 7th Grade Social Studies
  • 8th Grade Social Studies
  • 9th Grade Social Studies

High School (Grades 10-12) Course Offerings

  • AP European History
  • Contemporary Affairs
  • Economics
  • Government / AP Government
  • Psychology
  • Recent United States History (RUSH)
  • Sociology
  • United States History / AP United States History