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 6-8) Courses

  • 6th Grade Social Studies Standards
  • 6th Grade Social Studies Course Overview
  • 6th Grade Social Studies Progress Reporting Statements
  • 7th Grade Social Studies Standards
  • 7th Grade Social Studies Course Overview
  • 7th Grade Social Studies Progress Reporting Statements

High School (Grades 9-12) Courses

  • AP European History Standards
  • AP European History Course Overview
  • AP Psychology Standards
  • AP Psychology Course Overview
  • AP US Government Standards
  • AP US Government Course Overview
  • AP US History Standards
  • AP US History Course Overview
  • Contemporary Affairs Standards
  • Contemporary Affairs Course Overview
  • Economics Standards
  • Economics Course Overview
  • Psychology Standards
  • Psychology Course Overview
  • Recent United States History Standards
  • Recent United States History Course Overview
  • Sociology Standards
  • Sociology Course Overview
  • US Government Standards
  • US Government Course Overview
  • US History Standards
  • US History Course Overview