Wyoming

Wyoming State Board of Education Statute, Graduation Requirements:

Wyo. Stat. § 21-2-304 Graduation requirements include: “Three (3) school years of social studies, including history, American government and economic systems and institutions..”

Wisconsin State Board of Education Statute, Constitution Graduation Prerequisite:

Wyo. Stat. § 21-9-102 Instruction in state and federal constitutions required: “All schools and colleges in this state that are supported in any manner by public funds shall give instruction in the essentials of the United States constitution and the constitution of the state of Wyoming, including the study of and devotion to American institution and ideals, and no student shall receive a high school diploma, associate degree or baccalaureate degree without satisfactorily passing an examination on the principles of the constitution of the United States and the state of Wyoming. The instruction shall be given for at least three (3) years in kindergarten through grade eight (8) and for one (1) year each in the secondary and college grades.”

Wyoming Social Studies Content Standards 1

Grade 2

  • SS2.1.1 Understand that schools, communities, and the United States have rules that have to be followed.
  • SS2.1.2 Identify the symbols and traditional practices that honor patriotism in the United States.
  • SS2.1.3 Identify people and events that are honored on United States holidays.
  • SS2.1.4 Understand that the rules in the United States are called laws.

Grade 5

  • SS5.1.1 Describe the basic rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
  • SS5.1.2 Understand the basic local, state, and national political processes (e.g., campaigning and voting).
  • SS5.1.3 Understand the basic origins of the United States Constitution (e.g., Declaration of Independence).
  • SS5.1.4 Understand the purpose of the legal system.
  • SS5.1.5 Understand the purposes of the three branches of government.

Grade 8

  • SS8.1.1 Explain the rights, duties, and responsibilities of a United States citizen.
  • SS8.1.2 Explain how to participate in the political process.
  • SS8.1.3 Explain the historical development of the United States Constitution and treaties and how they have shaped the United States and Wyoming Government.
  • SS8.1.4 Understand the difference between United States civil and criminal legal systems.
  • SS8.1.5 Describe the structures of the United States and Wyoming Constitutions (e.g., Articles, Bill of Rights, amendments).
  • SS8.1.6 Understand the basic structures of various political systems (e.g., tribal, local, national, and world).

Grade 12

  • SS12.1.1 Analyze unique freedoms, rights, and responsibilities of living in a democratic society and explain their interrelationships.
  • SS12.1.2 Explain and/or demonstrate how to participate in the political process and form personal opinions.
  • SS12.1.3 Analyze the historical development of the United States Constitution and treaties and how it has shaped the United States and Wyoming Government (tribal, local, state, federal).
  • SS12.1.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the United States civil and criminal legal systems and distinguish differences between those systems.
  • SS12.1.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the structures of both the United States and Wyoming Constitutions.
  • SS12.1.6 Compare and contrast various world political systems (e.g., ideologies, structure, and institutions) with that of the United States.