Curriculum and Instruction

Social Studies

Social Studies

Current information about Social Studies is found at: https://www.engageny.org/new-york-state-k-12-social-studies

New York State has five specific content areas for standards:

  • History of the United States and New York
  • World History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Civics, Citizenship, and Government

Latest Social Studies Information

At the June 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents approved a plan to transition to the new Regents Exam in Global History and Geography II. See Social Studies Transition Note for details . PDF file icon (88 KB)

The Board of Regents at the April 29, 2014 meeting has adopted the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework as the foundation for social studies in New York State.

Last Updated: July 7, 2016