This site is designed to provide useful information
about the NYS Social
Studies Test for teachers, parents and students.
Becoming familiar with the test format will take
away the "fear of the unknown" aspect of the test
and build confidence in students. This site is
organized around the two sessions of the exam. For
each session there will be a variety of resources
and activities that can be used. These resources
have been designed as:
Lessons (L)- These are tutorials
that students can go through to gain a better
understanding of the individual skills needed to be
success on the exam.
Practice (P)- These practice pages
are for the students to use to assist them in seeing
if they have grasped an understanding of the
lessons. These practice pages typically give
immediate feedback to the students.
Interactive (I)- These pages are typically
practice pages that are highly interactive. Students
can engage in these activities to help test their
knowledge of the skills taught.
Teacher Resource (R)- These pages provide
ideas for both parents and teachers. These pages can
consist of ideas and/ or activities that can be
prepared for the students to help enrich their
understanding of the skills taught.
Literature Connection (LI)- These are pages
which highlight books that correspond with the
particular concepts that are being taught. These
pages may also have activities that you can
incorporate into your classroom instruction when
using the books.
CRQ- (CRQ)-These pages will provide sample
CRQ's that can be used to practice for the Social
Studies 5 test.
These pages will
provide sample DBQ's that can be used to practice
for the Social Studies 5 test.