The State Board of Education approved the Amended Social Studies Curriculum Framework for grades 7 and 8 on November 5, 2007. The amended framework is now posted on the Arkansas Department of Education Web site and is titled, K-8 SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK REVISED 2006 AMENDED NOVEMBER 2007. This document supersedes previous revisions. Beginning in the 2008-2009 school year, all instruction in the area of social studies for grades 7 and 8 shall be aligned with the amended framework. The entire K-8 Social Studies Curriculum Framework containing the recently amended grades 7 and 8 may be accessed at http://arkansased.org/teachers/frameworks2.html#Social.
Further questions may be directed to Sheree K. Baird, Social Studies Specialist at 501-683-0902 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Maggie Herrick, Social Studies Specialist at 501-683-0894 or email@example.com; or Vickie Yates, Social Studies Specialist at 501-683-0906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.