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.
Personal Finance Challenge
Illinois Personal Finance Challenge State Champions!
Video about the state competition for the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge, featuring the West Chicago team.
Lisa WilluweitDivision Head(630) 876-6450Nick Caltagirone(630) 876-6452John Chisholm(630) 876-6456Brigid Clark(630) 876-6453Topics in Modern HistoryHollie Donovan(630)876-6457American HistoryWorld GeographyCandace Fikis(630) 876-6454EconomicsBobbi Felflerflefle@d94.org
(630) 876-6462Sheltered American HistorySheltered American GovernmentJaime Garcia(630) 876-6391Spanish Language American HistoryMaggie Haas(630) 876-6459Criminal JusticeAlison Jonesi(630) 876-6451Chris Lukas(630) 876-6461Core Lab 9Mitch McKenna(630) 876-6465Core Lab 10Hector Salgado(630) 876-6588Bilingual TopicsNicole Stadler(630) 876-6455Essentials of World GeographySandra Wilson(630) 876-6463Joe Zeman(630) 876-6453Core Lab 11/12