Social Studies

Standard 1

Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.

Alternate Level - Social Studies

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1. Students will study family, neighborhood, community, New York State and United States history, culture, values, beliefs and traditions and the important contribution of individuals and groups.

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This is evident, for example, when students:

Standard 2

Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.

Alternate Level - Social Studies

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1. Students will study world history, cultures and civilizations and the important contribution of individuals and groups.

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This is evident, for example, when students:

Standard 3

Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live—local, national, and global--including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth's surface.

Alternate Level - Social Studies

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1. Students will study local, State, national and global geography. Geography can be divided into six essential elements: The world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical settings (including natural resources), human systems, environment and society and the use of geography.

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This is evident, for example, when students:

Standard 4

Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate scarce resources, how major decision-making units function in the United States and other national economies, and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and nonmarket mechanisms.

Alternate Level - Social Studies

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1. Students will study major economic concepts.

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This is evident, for example, when students:

Standard 5

Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the necessity for establishing governments; the governmental system of the United States and other nations; the United States Constitution; the basic civic values of American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship, including avenues of participation.

Alternate Level - Social Studies

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1. Students will study government, civic life and values and citizenship.

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This is evident, for example, when students:

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