New York State Common Core K-12 Social Studies Framework

The draft New York State Common Core K-12 Social Studies Framework is designed to prepare college and career ready students with courses that are rigorous and aligned to New York State Learning Standards, both Common Core and Social Studies. This framework integrates existing New York State Learning Standards and the New York State Core Curriculum for Social Studies into a single 3-part document.  It is intended to serve as a guide for local districts to develop their Social Studies curriculum. It incorporates the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and recommends the use of the C3 Inquiry Arc as instructional methodology. Social studies practices are identified, as well as the key ideas, conceptual understandings and content specifications.

The Field Guide, to be released in Summer  of 2014, will build on the Framework by providing guidance on how to the leverage the Framework to promote conceptual understanding (including the development of questions to drive inquiry) and how to integrate social studies content, practices, and the CCLS in curriculum, assessment, and instruction. In short, the Framework articulates what students should learn in social studies, while the Field Guide will provide guidance about how to integrate social studies content, practices, and CCLS in the context of rigorous, inquiry-driven instruction.

For information on the development of this document, please read Background Information.

If you have any comments or feedback, please submit to ssframework@mail.nysed.gov.

Updated March 10, 2014

Created on: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013