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Growing Lifelong Learners Since 1972

Social Studies

Wingra's strong social studies program is centered in the understanding of different communities: family, local, regional, national, and global. We recognize that this ever-widening spiral of connections is as complex as humanity itself.

Through the study of other cultures and our communities, we seek to understand how and why these connections came to be (history), how our connectedness to others affects us and our immediate communities (social science), and how we, as participants, affect ever-widening communities (political science, economics, and community service). We aim to produce an understanding in our students that will lead them towards responsible and responsive participation in each of the many communities to which they belong.

Every unit studied at Wingra either directly relates to people and their communities or contains some study, usually extensive, of the theme's relationship to the communities around us.

Banner photo by Marieka Greene