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Social Studies Resources


New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework


New York State Toolkit Inquiries

New York State commissioned the creation of 6 Inquiries for each grade level/course. 
The Toolkit is designed to put instructional and curriculum design tools into the hands of teachers and leaders in local districts. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions: 
(1) Developing questions and planning inquiries
(2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools
(3) Evaluating sources and using evidence 
(4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action.

These inquiries can be found on engageNY separated by grade-level:

Thursday, December 09, 2021