WELCOME TO OPEN SOCIAL STUDIES! This is the home for Open Social Studies (formely called Understanding Our World) which is an inquiry-based and literacy-focused social studies curriculum for Grades K-6 (click on the K-6 button below).

Notice: The curriculum for Kindergarten and Grade 6 is still under development
and currently unavailable
. Please check back in the future.

Currently, the Open Social Studies team is developing, in partnership with Primary Source,
a Grades 5-7 social studies curriculum funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education (DESE). It is scheduled for release in 2021 and will be linked below.


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For more information, contact the lead curriculum developer: Christopher Martell University of Massachusetts Boston E-mail: christopher.martell@umb.edu Phone: 1-617-287-3874