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The Social Studies Department provides students with opportunities to improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through historical and current case studies.  Students will learn to think critically, defend their positions with evidence, and engage in civil discourse.  All students will participate in a Geography course freshman year, a World History course sophomore year, an American History course junior year, and American Government senior year.  A wide variety of electives gives Wildcats a chance to learn in depth about groups in our society (Sociology), individual personality and brain (Psychology), crime (Criminal Justice), our federal monetary system (Economics and AP Economics), and how to think (Philosophy).

West Chicago Community High School was one of the first in the state to be recognized as an Illinois Democracy School and is also the only school in Illinois recognized as a Whole School Model for Civic Education by the Civic Mission for Schools.  The video below highlights why WCCHS was chosen for those honors.

The Social Studies teachers are listed on the right side of this page, along with their contact information and links to the Google Sites pages for their courses.  To access the Google Site, simply click on the name of the course.

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Social Studies 2021-22

Personal Finance Challenge

Congratulations to our Illinois State Champion Personal Finance Challenge Team! Congratulations to the team on their 2nd place finish at the National competition!

Illinois Personal Finance Challenge State Champions!

Video about the state competition for the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge, featuring the West Chicago team.

Sponsor Candace Fikis and the team
Lisa Willuweit Division Head (630) 876-6450   Nick Caltagirone (630) 876-6452    AP World History    Philosophy  
John Chisholm (630) 876-6456    American Government    AP US History  
Brigid Clark (630) 876-6453    American History    Topics in Modern History  
Hollie Donovan (630)876-6457    American History    World Geography  
Candace Fikis (630) 876-6454    American Government    AP Macroeconomcis    Economics   
Bobbi Felfle
(630) 876-6462    American Government    Sheltered American History    Sheltered American Government  
Jaime Garcia (630) 876-6391    American History   Spanish Language American History  
Maggie Haas (630) 876-6459    AP Human Geography    Criminal Justice     Sociology    
Alison Jonesi (630) 876-6451    Psychology    World Geography  
Chris Lukas (630) 876-6461    American History    Core Lab 9  
Mitch McKenna (630) 876-6465    Core Lab 10    World Geography   
Hector Salgado (630) 876-6588    Bilingual Topics    Bilingual World Geography    Sheltered World Geography   
 Nicole Stadler (630) 876-6455    Essentials of World Geography    World Geography   
Sandra Wilson (630) 876-6463    Sheltered Topics in Modern History    Topics in Modern History   Joe Zeman (630) 876-6453    American History   Core Lab 11/12   Criminal Justice