Wyoming - Content Standards: Social Studies

Social Studies
Policy Type: 

Wyoming Social Studies standards are effective in 2014, and meant to be fully implemented by districts for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.


In the summer of 2012, a standards review committee was convened to review the Wyoming Social Studies Content and Performance Standards. Subcommittees were formed and it was decided that an additional social studies standard would be added to address the Framework for 21st Century Skills for technology integration and make a connection to literacy through the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects. It was also decided that an additional grade band division would be added to better meet the demand for increased rigor at all grade levels and prepare students by introducing social studies concepts at the earliest grade levels. The committee recognizes that regardless of the variations of course sequences throughout the state, the knowledge and skills identified upon graduation are intended for all students.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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