The curriculum is based on the New York
State Standards for Social Studies. Content, concepts and skills form
the basis for the learning standards. The major themes for the K- 8
program include the study of Self & Others, My Family & Families
Long Ago, My Community & other United States Communities,
Communities around the World, Local history & Government related to
State & Country, United States, Canada & Latin America, Eastern
Hemisphere, United States and New York State History.
The content of the social studies
curriculum engenders course integration with language arts. A variety of
trade books and historical novels are incorporated as teaching
strategies and learning activities in all grades. A social studies text
is used in grades 2-8. The need to have current and updated information
has encouraged the students to use the Internet as a research tool.
Videos, maps, globes, charts, and software programs are essential
components of the program.
in the middle level program is placed on developing research skills and
providing opportunities for the students to present their findings
using a variety of mediums. Essays, research papers, oral reports, power
point presentations and videos are some of the strategies utilized by
York State Assessments in social studies are administered to students
in grades 5 and 8. The test is designed to measure student achievement
of the content, concepts and skills contained in the social studies