New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies
The digital age has transformed
social studies education, allowing 21st-century learners to transcend the
limits of time and place and experience historic events virtually. By expanding
their learning networks through online collaboration with experts and other
students from around the world, New Jersey social studies students develop an
increased depth of understanding of our global society. At the same time, their
understanding of the fundamental principles and values of American democracy
and citizenship provides the conceptual framework that allows them to make
informed decisions about local, national, and international issues and
studies education provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and
perspectives needed to become active, informed citizens and contributing
members of local, state, national, and global communities in the digital age.
An education in social studies
fosters a population that:
• Is civic
minded, globally aware, and socially responsible.
Exemplifies fundamental values of American citizenship through active
participation in local and global communities.
informed decisions about local, state, national, and global events based on
inquiry and analysis.
Considers multiple perspectives, values diversity, and promotes cultural
Recognizes the implications of an interconnected global economy.
Appreciates the global dynamics between people, places, and resources.
emerging technologies to communicate and collaborate on career and personal
matters with citizens of other world regions.
K-6 Social Studies
Scope and Sequence