New York State K-12 Social Studies Resource Toolkit: Grades 9-12

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The following chart displays the array of inquiries being developed for each grade level. By viewing the topics for each inquiry, curriculum teams can begin planning their work to develop additional inquiries for the remaining grade-level topics.

Topics and Key Ideas of Toolkit Inquiries

Grades 9-12 Inquiry Topics and Key Ideas

Grade

Inquiry 1

Inquiry 2

Inquiry 3

Inquiry 4

Inquiry 5

Inquiry 6

9

Fall of the Roman Empire
9.3

China
9.3

Silk Road
9.4

Suleiman
9.7

Aztecs*
9.8

Printing Press
9.9

10

French Revolution*
10.2

Industrialization
10.3

Imperialism
10.4

Treaty of Versailles
10.5

Modernization
10.8

Apartheid
10.10

11

Constitution
11.2

Emancipation
11.3

Immigration
11.4, 11.5, 11.7, 11.10

World War II
11.8

LBJ/Reagan
11.10

Civil Rights*
11.10

12/E

Great Recession
12.E1, 12.E3

Labor Markets
12.E2

Economic Happiness
12.E3

Gender Wage Gap*
12.E3

Corporate Social Responsibility
12.E3

Free Trade
12.E4

12/G

Federalism
12.G1

First Amendment
12.G2

Voting
12.G3

Political Parties
12.G4

Campaign Finance
12.G4

Affordable Care Act*
12.G5

* annotated inquiry

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