The Social Studies Department provides students with opportunities to improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through historical and current case studies. A wide variety of electives gives Wildcats a chance to learn more depth about groups in our society (Sociology), leadership and making a difference (Community Leadership), individual personality and brain (Psychology), crime (Criminal Justice), how to think (Philosophy), and conflict (World Wars).
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 WCHS 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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