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Social Studies

americaSocial studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

The vision of the social studies education in Milwaukee Public Schools is to ensure that all students have access to adequate and sustained education in the social studies, which includes geography, history, civics, economics, and the behavioral sciences. Providing rigorous and engaging high-quality learning experiences for students will enable them to think and act as responsible citizens who make positive contributions to their communities.


Social Studies Curriculum Specialist:
Jennie Ekstein
Central Services Room 265G
Phone: 414-475-8442

Social Studies Coach K–8:

Kaela Zielinski
Phone: 414-475-8327

Social Studies Coach 6–12:

Robert Lang
Phone: 414-475-8090

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