Social Studies Curriculum Page

The K-12 Social Studies program in New York State schools prepares students for college, careers, and civic life. The links below contain information about the Framework, resources, and an implementation timetable for Social Studies teachers, leaders, parents and administrators.

NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework

The NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework, approved by the Board of Regents, is intended to serve as a guide for local districts in developing their Social Studies curricula.


The Toolkit provides numerous resources and inquiries to consider in developing K-12 Social Studies curriculum in light of the Framework.

Inquiry Design Model Template 



NYS PreK-8 Social Studies Framework with Catholic Identity (Revised Oct 2016) 

New York State K-8 Social Studies Framework (Revised February 2017)

Implementing the NYS Social Studies Framework 

New York State K-12 Social Studies Field Guide

NYS Social Studies Video Library (engageny)

Curriculum Guides