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WABASH HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES   

The Wabash High School Social Studies Department helps students develop a better understanding and appreciation of history, geography, economic and political systems, and civic participation. In order to prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing global society, WHS focuses on the development of skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. We strive to foster the qualities that will lead students to become independent, reflective, and ethical contributors to our democratic society.

 

COURSES OFFERED:

1514 ECONOMICS

1514DC ECONOMICS FUNDAMENTALS (IVY TECH ECON 101)

1540 US GOVERNMENT

1540DC INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (IVY TECH POLS 101)

1532 PSYCHOLOGY

1534 SOCIOLOGY

1548A WORLD HISTORY 1

1548B WORLD HISTORY 2

1576A AP WORLD HISTORY 1

1576B AP WORLD HISTORY 2

1542A US HISTORY 1

1542B US HISTORY 2

1542ADC HIST 101, SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY I

1542BDC HIST 102, SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY II

1562A AP US HISTORY 1

1562B AP US HISTORY 2

 

EXTRACURRICULAR:

The WASHINGTON DC TRIP is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about our nation’s history in a firsthand manner. Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum allows students to visit one of the most historic battles in our nation’s history. Mt. Vernon explores the public and private lives of George and Martha Washington. Arlington National Cemetery represents an opportunity to witness examples of a citizen’s ultimate sacrifice and the changing of the guard. The National Mall and the Smithsonian Institution Museums present students with a variety of historical experiences. Stops also include the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Archives, and numerous monuments and memorials throughout Washington DC.

 

The Social Studies Department takes an active role in the Indiana Academic Super Bowl, competing against other area schools, covering various historical topics each year.