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Social Science Standards Update

ODE is excited to announce that the 2024 Social Science Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education on June 13th. The public survey closed on May 6th, and the ODE team will review feedback and will continue to refine the standards based on the comments and recommendations from the public and our community partners. Thank you to all who contributed during the public comment period. The Social Science Standards are required for K-12 implementation no later than the 26-27 school year. For questions or comments about the standards, please contact

The 2024 Social Science Standards

Social Sciences Overview

Social Sciences education includes the study of civics, economics, geography, and history and aims to help students develop as rational, humane, and productive citizens in a democratic society. The Social Science Standards provide educators with guidance for selecting and designing learning. The Social Sciences instructional materials and resources button includes information for districts, schools, teachers, parents, and students on books and other instructional materials aligned to the social science standards. Additional resources and curriculum are available at Oregon Open Learning. Past Social Science newsletters are available under the Newsletter Archive button.