The following charts displays the array of inquiries developed for each New York grade level along with New York Framework Key Idea. By viewing the topics for each inquiry, curriculum teams can begin planning their work to develop additional inquiries for the remaining grade-level topics.

Kindergarten-Grade 4 Inquiry Topics and Key Ideas

K    
Identity
K.1
Holidays
K.2, K.3, K.8
Civic Ideals
K.4
Rules
K.5
Maps and Globes
K.6
Wants & Needs*
Key Idea K.9
1
Family Diversity
1.1
Global Citizenship*
1.3
The President
1.4
Maps and Geography
1.5
Family Stories
1.7 and 1.8
Economic Choices
1.10
2
Urban, Suburban, and Rural
2.1
Symbols
2.3
Civic Ideals and Practices*
2.3 and 2.4
Geography, Humans, and Environment
2.5
Community History
2.6 and 2.7
Economic Interdependence
2.8 and 2.9
3
Geography
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Globalization
3.2, 3.6, 3.10
Cultural Diversity
3.4 and 3.5
Leadership and Government
3.7
Children’s Rights*
3.8
Global Trade
3.10
4
New York Geography*
4.1 and 4.2
Manhattan Purchase
4.3
Government and Citizens
4.4
Call for Change
4.4 and 4.5
Industrialization
4.6
Immigration
4.7

*annotated inquiry

Grades 5-8 Inquiry Topics and Key Ideas

5   
Complex Societies
5.2
Slavery and Sugar
5.3
New France
5.3
Puerto Rico
5.5
Declaration of Independence*
5.6
Bananas
5.7
6
Agricultural Revolution*
6.3
Religious Freedom
6.4
Olympics
6.5
China and Rome
6.5
Islamic Spain
6.6
Black Death
6.7
7
Pilgrims and Wampanoag
7.2
American Revolution
7.3
Great Compromise
7.4
Western Migration
7.6
Uncle Tom’s Cabin*
7.7
Women’s Rights
7.7
8
Gilded Age
8.2
American Expansion
8.3
New Deal
8.5
Japanese American Internment*
8.6
Suburban Growth
8.8
Patriotism
8.9

*annotated inquiry

Grades 9-12 Inquiry Topics and Key Ideas

9
Fall of the Roman Empire
9.3
China
9.3
Silk Road
9.4
Suleiman
9.7
Aztecs*
9.8
Printing Press
9.9
10
French Revolution*
10.2
Industrialization
10.3
Imperialism
10.4
Treaty of Versailles
10.5
Modernization
10.8
Apartheid
10.10
11
Constitution
11.2
Emancipation
11.3
Immigration
11.4, 11.5, 11.7, 11.10
World War II
11.8
LBJ/Reagan
11.10
Civil Rights*
11.10
12/E
Great Recession
12.E1, 12.E3
Labor Markets
12.E2
Economic Happiness
12.E3
Gender Wage Gap*
12.E3
Corporate Social Responsibility
12.E3
Free Trade
12.E4
12/G
Federalism
12.G1
First Amendment
12.G2
Voting
12.G3
Political Parties
12.G4
Campaign Finance
12.G4
Affordable Care Act*
12.G5

* annotated inquiry