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Social Studies, Business, and Libraries

Department Goals/Objectives

The Jericho social studies program integrates the study of the humanities and the social sciences. The primary aim of the Jericho social studies program is the promotion of civic competence. Our program includes the coordinated, systematic study of such disciplines as economics, geography, history, government, psychology, religion, philosophy, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. We help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for themselves and for the public good as members of a culturally diverse community, a democratic society, and an interdependent world. We also play an essential role in the development of historical literacy and writing skills, a fundamental component of the common core learning standards (CCLS). Among these skills are the ability to locate and cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions and to evaluate the arguments and claims in a text.

Essential to these ends is the maintenance of a social studies program that is horizontally aligned across school buildings in the district and vertically aligned throughout each grade level.

K-12 Social Studies Framework


Content Focus


Self and Others

Grade 1

My Family and Other Families, Now and Long Ago

Grade 2

My Community and Other United States Communities

Grade 3

Communities around the World

Grade 4

Local history and Local Government

Grade 5

The United States, Canada and Latin America

Grade 6

The Eastern Hemisphere: Ancient Civilizations

Grade 7

History of the United States and New York I

Grade 8

History of the United States and New York II

Grade 9

Global History and Geography I

Grade 10

Global History and Geography II or

Advanced Placement European History

Grade 11

United States History and Government or

Advanced Placement United States History

Grade 12

Participation in Government or

Facing History and Ourselves or

Advanced Placement Government & Politics or

Senior Experience

Economics or

Advanced Placement Micro & Macro Economics or

Sociology of Institutions or

Syracuse University CL Economics


Advanced Placement Psychology

Advanced Placement Art History

Exploring Childhood

Social Science Research



High School Social Studies and Business Courses


Eric Sundberg, Ed.D.

Eric Sundberg, Ed.D.

Curriculum Associate for Social Studies, Business and Libraries

516-203-3600 ext. 3229