AR-Social Studies Curriculum

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Two Letter AR
State Arkansas
Policy Focus Curriculum Framework
Initiating Entity SEA
Description The Arkansas Social Studies Curriculum Framework (grade-level standards for K-8, course-specific standards for high school) includes a strand of standards for civics/government for grades K-6. In grades 7 and 8, civics content is “embedded” in social studies content. High school students are required to take a one semester civics course prior to graduation and can enroll in a U.S. government elective. The one semester civics course required in high school has three strands (“Civic and Political Institutions”, “Participation and Deliberation and Processes”, “Rules and Laws”) and focuses on “the application of civic virtues and democratic principles and investigation of problem solving in society.”
Reference Code Social Studies Curriculum Framework Documents (2015)

Outline of Social Studies Content by Grade and Subject Area
Year Passed
Year Implemented
Grade Levels K-12
Additional Notes