Social Studies Department
About our Department
The Glen Cove Schools K-12 Social Studies program promotes students to become well versed in the History of the United States, New York, World History, Geography, Economics, Civics, Citizenship, and Government. We dedicate ourselves to making Social Studies meaningful. Our teaching reflects and supports an inquiry-based approach utilizing historical thinking skills that align with the K-12 Social Studies Framework.
In addition to supporting critical thinking, the Glen Cove Schools Social Studies program provides a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages cultural awareness, civic engagement, and promotes all students to become active and productive participants at the local, state, and national levels.
New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework
New York State Toolkit Inquiries
New York State commissioned the creation of 6 Inquiries for each grade level/course.
The Toolkit is designed to put instructional and curriculum design tools into the hands of teachers and leaders in local districts. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions:
(1) Developing questions and planning inquiries
(2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools
(3) Evaluating sources and using evidence
(4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action.
These inquiries can be found on engageNY separated by grade-level:
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Glen Cove High School Chapter of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. The qualifications for becoming a member of Rho Kappa are:
- 85% cumulative grade point average as well as
- 85% cumulative average in all the Social Studies courses you have taken in high school
- Demonstrate exemplary character and citizenship
- Participate/volunteer services sponsored by Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society.
If you are unsure of your grades, we ask that you complete this form, and our advisor will look over your application and grades. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Corrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org or in Room 104. Best of luck!