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New York City Social Studies Curriculum Writing Project

Published February 1, 2016

​ASHP is pleased to be participating in an ambitious social studies curriculum writing project currently underway at the New York City Department of Education. NYCDOE's centrally-based Social Studies team, led by Executive Director Eric Contreras, has selected a group of social studies teachers representing grades K-12 who are writing model curriculum lessons and units to align with each year in the city's Scope and Sequence for Social Studies. Once complete, these units will be made available to social studies teachers citywide. Since January 2015, Ellen Noonan, ASHP's director of online professional development, has been meeting regularly with the high school grade level teams of curriculum writers to provide guidance and resources for their work. ASHP is also working closely with NYCDOE staff to develop secondary essays to accompany each unit as well as a library of primary source documents that can be used in the grades 9 and 10 global history units. 

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