Social Studies

Social Studies Department

Mrs. S. Silver             6th Grade                     Room 402

Mrs. L. Tieger             7th & 8th Grade            Room 417

Ms. L. Hirsch              7th & 8th Grade            Room 352  


Why Learn Social Studies?

       Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities intended to promote civic competence. Within the school program, Social Studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, belief systems, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. 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

K‐8 Social Studies Framework 

Grade Content Focus:

Kindergarten Self and Others

Grade 1         My Family and Other Families, Now and Long Ago

Grade 2         My Community and Other United States Communities

Grade 3         Communities around the World – Learning about People and Places

Grade 4         Local History and Local Government

Grade 5         The United States, Canada, and Latin America

Grade 6         The Eastern Hemisphere

Grade 7         History of the United States and New York – I

Grade 8         History of the United States and New York – II  

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