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Social Studies Education

Wisconsin Social Studies

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The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.  (NCSS, 1993).  

Social studies prepares our young people to be college, career, and community ready.  

A balanced social studies program helps students make sense of the world through the study of the five content areas; make connections between major ideas and their own lives; and see themselves as members of a global community.

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For questions about this information, contact Kristen McDaniel (608) 266-2207