Social Studies

Preparing scholars for college, careers, and civic life

New York State K-12 Social Studies

The K-12 Social Studies program in New York State schools prepares students for college, careers, and civic life. The Social Studies standards & resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action.