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Social Studies

 Introduction
The Social Studies department offers students the opportunity to explore the wide range of disciplines that encompass the life and growth of humankind--economics, history, the humanities, psychology, law, political science, and ethnic studies. The department offers a wide variety of required courses and electives that prepare students for college and career opportunities in behavioral science and law studies. 

Required Courses
Students are required to complete 4 full years (8 semesters) of Social Studies course work for graduation.  The requirements include 4 semesters of Global Studies, 2 semesters of American History, 1 semester of Economics, and 1 semesters of Participation in Government. 

Regents Requirements
Moreover, all students must pass one Social Studies Regents exams.  Students take the Global Regents Examination at the end of Global Studies in the 10th grade and take the United States History and Government at the end of the 11th grade.  The most common way for students to reach their Regents exam requirements (6) for graduation is to pass BOTH the Global and US History exams.

Common Core Skills
Upon completion of the Social Studies program, students will be able to demonstrate the ability critically evaluate and make informed decisions about economic, social and political questions confronting the individual, the society and the interdependent world. Such decisions will draw upon the lessons of history and the social sciences. Students will learn Global History and Geography and US History and Geography content as they develop skills outlined in the Common Core Standards.   

Social Studies Mission Statement
In alignment with the New York State Department of Education’s “Learning Standards for Social Studies,” the “English Language Arts Performance Standards,” and the “Common Core Standards,” the mission of the Social Studies Department of Edward R. Murrow High School is:
 
To structure and implement an instructional program so that all of our students can acquire the essential knowledge and requisite skills to develop positive attitudes towards learning and achieve their lifelong goals and aspirations as caring, concerned, informed, and productive college, career and life ready citizens of their communities.
 
Concepts:
The Social Studies program will lead students to develop and reinforce understandings of the following fifteen concepts:
 
CHANGE
 
POWER
 
EMPATHY
 
CULTURE
JUSTICE
 
IDENTITY
CHOICE
 
SCARCITY
ENVIRONMENT
 
DIVERSITY
POLITICAL SYSTEM
 
HUMAN RIGHTS
CITIZENSHIP
 
TECHNOLOGY
INTERDEPENDENCE
                                                                 
                                                       

9th Grade Global

9th Grade Semester One
9th Grade Semester Two
NEW UNIT PLANS

10th Grade Global

10th Grade Semester One
10th Grade Semester Two
NEW UNIT PLANS

11th Grade US​

​11th Grade-Semester One
11th Grade-Semester Two
NEW UNIT PLANS
 
Unit 5-Industrial-Urbanize (coming soon!)
Unit 7-Properity-Depression (coming soon!)
​Unit 8- (coming soon!)

Regents Review Global

10th-MC-Stimulus
US
EXIT TICKETS-REGENTS

CURRICULUM UPDATES

NYS Framework
NYC Scope and Sequence
Murrow Revisions - AIMS
"New" Regents Sample

Admin Documents

Policy
Academic
Baseline Assessments
PD-10-16
PD-11-8
PD-2-28