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Social studies draws its content from the following social science disciplines: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. It utilizes content, concepts, skills, values, and methodologies from other discipline areas such as mathematics, philosophy, law, the arts, humanities, the natural sciences, and religion.

The study of social studies helps young people learn about their social, cultural, and physical world and their own place in that world. It provides a context where young people can understand the structure and processes of our society and apply their knowledge and skills to make informed personal and social policy decisions and to adapt to changing social, political, and economic conditions.

Social studies is both single discipline and multi-discipline oriented. Since social scientists do not have a single theory about society, specialists from each discipline observe society from different frames of reference. Often these perspectives are superimposed upon one another to help explain social phenomena.

Social Studies Education in Wisconsin


Wisconsin Social Studies Educators Listserv & Newsletter

Professional Development Calendar for Wisconsin Social Studies Educators

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



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