The revised draft New York State Common Core K-12 Social Studies Framework integrates existing New York State Learning Standards and the New York State Core Curriculum for Social Studies into a single 3-part document.
Most of the topical coverage in the Social Studies Resource Guide with Core Curriculum has been maintained. “Unifying Themes” based primarily on the National Council for the Social Studies themes, “Common Core Literacy Skills,” and “Social Studies Practices” are features that provide common elements across all grades that serve to unify the framework, strengthen the progression of skills across the K-12 continuum, and establish a consistent design approach.
The Common Core Literacy Skills and Social Studies Practices include the skills and habits of mind that should be developed and fostered using the content for each grade band. Key ideas, conceptual understandings and content specifications are provided for each grade, K-12.