Social Studies

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Introduction

The primary goal of Social Studies education is to give students the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens who are able to think critically

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Goals and Rationale

The main purpose of the Social Studies curriculum is to develop graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens.

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What's New

The K–9 Social Studies draft curriculum received a great deal of feedback from educators.

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Featured Instructional Sample

Collapse of a Society

This lesson is designed to present students with an opportunity to explore a very important historical and geographic concept: the decline or collapse of human societies. Students explore this concept over different time periods and global regions to gain a wider perspective and deeper understanding of how human societies have failed in the past.
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