The principal objective of the Social Studies program is the development of young adults who are ready for career, college and community involvement; citizens who are knowledgeable about the world, our own society and its evolution. In order to accomplish this objective, a four-year sequence of courses is offered. The courses have been designed to provide the student with knowledge about the world both past and present, to teach the skills needed to evaluate data and make decisions, and to provide the opportunity to reflect on the values that have shaped societies.
- A.P. European History
- A.P. United States History
- Perspectives On History
- United States History
- World History
The course in World History is the entry-level course in social studies at Wilton High School. It requires students to engage in activities that promote the development of research, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; students will analyze events and issues in Modern World History from the sixteenth century to the end of the Cold War. Sections are combined with Freshman English for team-taught interdisciplinary work.
- A.P. Government and Politics
- A.P. Macroeconomics
- A.P. Microeconomics
- Civics and the Contemporary World
- Law and the American Legal System
This full-year course will require students to engage in activities that promote the development of research, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students will analyze events and issues in American government and the wider world. The course is designed to provide a rich social studies experience by building capacity in students to develop questions that can frame and advance inquiry. The class will also fulfill student’s state mandated government/civics graduation requirement