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Social Studies

Overview of Social Studies Content and Courses

The following three documents may provide assistance to teachers and curriculum directors when needing a one-page quick overview of social studies content by grade and subject, the big shifts in curriculum from the 2006 to the 2014 framework, or course codes specific to social studies Grades K-12. 

Disciplinary Literacy Resource

The following document contains the AR Reading and Writing Standards for History/Social Studies in grade bands 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12.  After each of the reading and writing content standard titles (e.g., Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, Text Types and Purposes) and grade band expectations are teacher notes that provide guidance to social studies teachers when integrating the literacy standards with the content being taught.

Social Studies Curriculum Framework Documents

This section contains all of the social studies framework documents and courses.  Each document is available in both PDF and Word document formats.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa StarkeySocial Studies Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-6584

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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