Proposed Social Studies for the Next Generation

Published: 11/23/2015 10:53 AM
Through a collaborative and informed writing process, future-oriented standards, which respond to the demands of global competencies and 21st century learning, are proposed. With the creation of flexible, forward-thinking standards, we have an opportunity to transform social studies education in our Commonwealth.
Please click on the link below to review the proposed standards document.
Proposed Social Studies Standards Document
The Considerations for Curriculum Development provide a foundation for both context and scope for Kentucky districts, schools and teachers to assist in developing curriculum around the Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation. The Considerations are samples of possible ways to integrate social studies in a meaningful and rich manner. They should not be read as mandatory or required, but are offered below by grade level, as suggested ways of presenting content to meet the standards.  The comprehensive draft Social Studies for the Next Generation Kentucky Academic Standards can also be viewed by clicking on the last link contained in the following section.
Please click on the links below to review the proposed standards-related documents.

Proposed Social Studies Standards-Related Documents


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

High School Option 1

High School Option 2

High School Option 3

Bundled Documents

The following are zip files and may not be accessible on iOS devices without a specialized app.

All Grade Levels


Middle School

High School

Jennifer Fraker
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848