New York State K-12 Social Studies Resource Toolkit: Kindergarten-Grade 4

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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

Kindergarten-Grade 4 Inquiry Topics and Key Ideas

Grade

Inquiry 1

Inquiry 2

Inquiry 3

Inquiry 4

Inquiry 5

Inquiry 6

K

Identity
K.1

Holidays
K.2, K.3, K.8

Civic Ideals
K.4

Rules
K.5

Maps and Globes
K.6

Wants & Needs*
Key Idea K.9

1

Family Diversity
1.1

Global Citizenship*
1.3

The President
1.4

Maps and Geography
1.5

Family Stories
1.7 and 1.8

Economic Choices
1.10

2

Urban, Suburban, and Rural
2.1

Symbols
2.3

Civic Ideals and Practices*
2.3 and 2.4

Geography, Humans, and Environment
2.5

Community History
2.6 and 2.7

Economic Interdependence
2.8 and 2.9

3

Geography
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Globalization
3.2, 3.6, 3.10

Cultural Diversity
3.4 and 3.5

Leadership and Government
3.7

Children's Rights*
3.8

Global Trade
3.10

4

New York Geography*
4.1 and 4.2

Manhattan Purchase
4.3

Government and Citizens
4.4

Call for Change
4.4 and 4.5

Industrialization
4.6

Immigration
4.7

*annotated inquiry

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