The New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework is designed to prepare students for college, careers, and civic life. The social studies curriculum is based on inquiry-based learning, big ideas, and a strong research component. North Merrick utilizes the Putnam Westchester BOCES Social Studies/ELA units of study to support and enhance social studies instruction. The district also integrates a strong literacy component to the social studies program. Students will read and study historical fiction, examine primary and secondary sources, and research, analyze and interpret various documents and text related to social studies coursework.
Beth L. Friedman, Deputy Superintendent for Personnel & Instruction