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Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote effective citizenry. Within the K-12 program, social studies provide coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as economics, history, geography, anthropology, archaeology, law, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and the natural sciences.


K-12 Social Studies Essential Standards Wiki
NCDPI's K-12 Social Studies Essential Standards Wiki website is a resource designed especially for educators to assist in the preparation of moving to the K-12 Social Studies Essential Standards. The North Carolina k-12 Social Studies Essential Standards are available, along with a number of other resources such as the Instructional Toolkit components and professional development material.

Building Rigor in K-12 Social Studies
Access this link to find valuable resources for K-12 social studies educators in the disciplines of Economics, Geography, Politics & Government, U.S. History and World History. There are also resources to support the teaching of Economics and Geography in grades K-5.