Dear Elementary School Principals,

The Common Core Social Studies Framework is still undergoing revisions.  The latest draft is posted on EngageNY

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will find the PDF documents.  I have also attached them for your convenience.  They are lengthy documents so I would suggest disseminating them to your teachers electronically.

New York State Common Core Social Studies Framework, K-12 Introduction    22 pages
New York State Common Core Social Studies Framework K – 8               92 pages

Important to note:  These frameworks have not been formally adopted by the New York State Board of Regents and they still may change.  To date, they have undergone at least 3 revisions that I am aware of, however, they are a good guide for social studies teachers to have.  It would be beneficial to use the framework as they plan their units and begin to align the social studies curriculum with the common core framework.
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Mr. Anthony Biscione
Senior Deputy Superintendent of Schools