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Social Studies K-6

 Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum

The integrated Social Studies/English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum is a web-based, user-friendly curriculum developed by teachers from the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES region and beyond.  The curriculum development process was guided by expert social studies and technology consultants.   Following a continuous improvement model, the curriculum is updated annually.  The content of the curriculum is based on the New York State Social Studies Framework, integrates the Common Core Standards for Language Arts and Literacy in Social Studies/History, and uses an Understanding by Design template.
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Kindergarten: Getting To Know Myself and Others

Unit One:  Myself and Others

Unit Two: How Can I Be a Good Citizen?

Unit Three: Understanding Economics

Grade 1:  My Family and Other Families Now and Long Ago
Unit One: Rules and Laws
Unit Two: “We Are Family”
Unit Three: Unity in Community
Unit Four: What Do I Need?  What Do I Want? How Do I Get It?
Grade 2: My Community and Other United States Communities
Unit One:  Active Citizenship
Unit Two:  Rural, Urban, and Suburban Communities
Unit Three: Geography of Communities 
Unit Four: Change and Interdependence in Communities 
Grade 3: Communities Around the World
Unit One: Geography 
Unit Two: United States
Unit Three: Brazil

Unit Four: China

Unit Five: Kenya 
Unit Six: Making a Difference around the World 
Grade 4:  New York State History and Government

Unit One: The Three Worlds:  Native Americans, Europeans and Africans Meet in New York State

Unit Two: The Impact of the Colonial and Revolutionary War Periods
Unit Three: National and Local Government
Unit Four: Change Comes to New York State 
New York  
Grade 5: The Western Hemisphere 
Unit One: A New World Rising
Unit Two: European Exploration and Slavery 
Unit Three: Geography in the Western Hemisphere
Unit Four: What is Government Anyway?  Case Studies in the Western Hemisphere 
Unit Five: You Need It?  You Want It?  Do You Have It?
Unit Six: Hands across the Hemisphere 
Western Hemisphere  
Grade 6: The Eastern Hemisphere 
Unit 1: Neolithic Revolution
Unit 2: River Valley Civilizations
Unit 3: Classical Civilizations

Unit 4: Comparative World Religions 

Unit 5: Mediterranean World
Unit 6: Interactions across the Eastern Hemisphere
Eastern Hemisphere