Social Studies Curriculum Framework

The Social Studies Curriculum Framework provides guidance around the implementation of the Rhode Island Social Studies Standards, particularly as it relates to the design and use of curriculum materials, instruction, and assessment. 

The frameworks streamline a vertical application of standards and assessment across the K–12 continuum within Tier 1 of a Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS), increase opportunities for all students, including multilingual learners and differently-abled, to meaningfully engage in grade-level work and tasks, and ultimately support educators and families in making decisions that prioritize the student experience. These uses of the curriculum frameworks align with RIDE’s overarching commitment to ensuring all students have access to high-quality curriculum and instruction that prepares students to meet their postsecondary goals. 

The draft Rhode Island Social Studies Curriculum Framework is published below for stakeholder review and input!   


  1. Review the draft Rhode Island Social Studies Curriculum Framework
  2. Provide input through the online survey or by emailing 
  3. Input will be open through October 13, 2023.  Thank you for taking the time to review and provide input.  Your feedback is vital to our revision process before final posting for educator use.