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Social studies

High School Social Studies Teacher Leader: Peter Melito,, (518) 382-2511, Ext. 21780

6-8 Social Studies contact: Luke Rakoczy, 370-1243,


New York State Learning State Learning Standards in Social studies

View the state's social studies learning standards at the New York State Department of Education website.

Elementary social studies curriculum

Click here for an outline of the social studies topics taught at each grade in Niskayuna's elementary schools.

middle school social studies curriculum

The Social Studies curriculum meets the NYS Social Studies Framework and five learning standards. Students study world civilizations & the Eastern Hemisphere (6th grade), U.S. history I (7th grade) and U.S. history II (8th grade).

Niskayuna High School Social studies Program

The Social Studies program has as its prime objective the development of informed, responsible and active citizens. Citizens such as these must understand the interconnected world in which they live, and be able to apply knowledge and skills learned in the program to new and divergent problems and possibilities. In order to accomplish this task, a four-year sequence is required of all students.

Social Studies Course Descriptions

View the social studies section of the high school Program of Studies [PDF] for a listing and descriptions of all science courses.

High School Social Studies Faculty

Visit the high school staff directory for social studies teacher websites and contact information