Social Studies Education Homepage


INTRODUCTION

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

 

Kris McDaniel, WI DPI Social Studies Consultant

kristen.mcdaniel@dpi.wi.gov

(608) 266-2207


Wisconsin Social Studies Educators Listserv & Newsletter

Professional Development Calendar for Wisconsin Social Studies Educators

 

General Information:

Professional Organizations:

Resources:

 

Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in Social Studies

 

Social Studies Scope and Sequence

 

Wisconsin Laws and Statutes pertaining to Social Studies

 

What can I teach with my Social Studies license?

 

FAQ’s on Social Studies licensing

 

General information on licensing

 

Social Studies License based on content testing

 

Social Studies Publications from DPI

 

Social Studies Assessment

 

Political Science and Citizenship Models from the Civics Action Task Force

 

Educator Effectiveness and Student Learning Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


National Council for the Social Studies


Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies


Center for Civic Education


Constitutional Rights Foundation


Council for Economic Education


Economics Wisconsin


National Geographic


Wisconsin Geographic Alliance


National Council for History Education


American Psychological Association


Resources on Wisconsin history, geography, economics, and government

 

"The Challenge of Civics Education" - Joint Editorial by State Superintendent Tony Evers and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley

 

Disciplinary Literacy Resources for Social Studies

 

Personal Financial Literacy Resources

 

Labor History Resources

 

Wisconsin Observance Days

 

BadgerLink

 

The Veterans History Project and the Wisconsin Veterans Oral History Program


Wisconsin Media Lab


Financial Literacy: Teach it!


iCivics


State Bar of Wisconsin Law-Related Education


Wisconsin Historical Society Teacher and Student Portal


Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History

 

For questions about this information, contact Kristen McDaniel
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