Welcome to the WCPS Social Studies Website!

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 Carol Artis, Director of Elementary Education 
 K - 5 Social Studies
Phone:  (919) 705-6166
Fax: (919) 705-6199

Dr. Cynthia Reynolds, Director of Middle & Secondary Curriculum & Instruction
6 - 12  Social Studies
Phone: (919) 705-6171
Fax: (919) 705-6199
The North Carolina Social Studies Essential Standards offer a sound, thoughtful, and defensible curricular framework that is designed to enable all students at all grade levels to acquire the essential knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to be informed, active citizens in the 21st century. 
The five organizational strands of the social studies program:
             1.  H - History
             2.  G - Geography
             3.  C&G - Civics and Government
             4.  E - Economics and Financial Literacy
             5.  C - Culture are addressed with increasing rigor and relevance at each grade level
Underlying these strands is the belief that all students should understand social studies and develop civic efficacy.
A balanced and effective social studies program, K-12, prepares students to be active, informed, and responsible citizens.  Students acquire and perfect knowledge, understanding, and skills of individual and group inquiry and examine a broad range of peoples and cultures.  Students gain from social studies the attitudes and values that enable them to be effective problem-solvers, good decision-makers, and wise planners.  As a result of an effective social studies education, they are prepared to deal with present, recurring, and unforeseen problems at the local, state, national, and global levels.

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