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Social Studies


The goals and curriculum of the Chittenango High School Social Studies Department are designed to foster mastery of the five New York State Standards for Social Studies at the commencement level. The five standards, the history of the United States and New York State, World History, Geography, Economics , and Civics, Citizenship and Government are at the core of required courses taught in grades 9 through 12. Students must complete 1 unit each in Global History and Geography in grades 9 and 10 and 1 unit in United States History and Government in grade 11. In order to graduate, students must also exhibit mastery of the standards by scoring 65 or better on regents exams in Global History and United States History. Students are provided with extensive preparation for these tests. An honors class in Global History 10 and a college credit Advanced Placement course in United States History are offered to selected students.

Students must also successfully complete 1/2 unit courses in Economics and Participation in Government their senior year. In addition to the required core courses, Chittenango High School also offers 1/2 unit electives in Sociology and Psychology to seniors.

Concurrent with learning the core content of the five standards, students are expected to develop their writing and research skills through a variety of interdisciplinary activities. More extensive descriptions of courses and requirements can be found on the guidance department page of this web site. Information about state standards and core curriculum can be found at the NYSED web site listed below.

Dan Kelly, 9-12 Chairperson
Chittenango High School

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