The New York State Social Studies Framework

The New York State Social Studies Framework is a curriculum guide for New York's K12 educators.
The guide provides a list of:
  • unifying themes
  • literacy skills
  • social studies practices
  • key ideas
  • conceptual understandings
  • content specifications 
There is an overall summary of each of these areas in the resources below. For the purpose of gathering historical records relevant to teachers at specific grade levels, the key ideas provide the specific content to be taught in each grade. Click on the grade level below to see the key ideas. 

Unifying Themes
Literacy Skills
Social Studies Practices

Grade 4 Key Ideas
Grade 5 Key Ideas
Grade 7 Key Ideas

Grade 8 Key Ideas
Grade 11 Key Ideas
Grade 12 Key Ideas