Department of Social Studies

Mr. Robert Kurtz, Director

516 434-4038 


Social Studies Skills

Content, concepts, and skills form the basis for learning standards and goals for the State social studies curriculum. Social studies skills are not learned in isolation but rather in context as students gather, organize, use and present information. These skills are introduced, applied, reinforced and remediated within the framework of the K-12 social studies program. These skills fall into 4 categories:


1.     Getting Information

2.     Using Information

3.     Presenting Information

4.     Participating in Interpersonal and Group Relations