The Social Studies curriculum at South Buffalo Charter School is aligned to the New York State Standards and is delivered with a variety of resources and engaging instruction. The curriculum works to develop and understanding of an ever-widening circle of communities and cultures, to develop a world view through the study of people of the past and the present, and to develop critical thinking skills. The Social Studies curriculum helps students to reflect on and actively engage in the knowledge, ethics, skills, and habits of the mind needed to become active citizens of local communities and of the world. Kindergarten and first grade utilize NYS aligned thematic units. Intermediate grades use the McGraw-Hill Social Studies program as a research based resource to serve as the foundation of the Social Studies curriculum. Middle School uses a combination of Prentice Hall Social Studies, NYS preparatory material and many additional aligned supplements to support the delivery of the Social Studies curriculum.