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EDU 132 – Bilingual Social Studies - Textbook

Module 3: New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework and the Common Core Standards

The New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework is designed to prepare students for college, careers, and civic life with courses that are rigorous and aligned to New York State Learning Standards. This Framework integrates existing New York State Learning Standards and the New York State Core Curriculum for Social Studies into a single, three-part document.


This document is intended to serve as a guide for local districts in developing their Social Studies curricula. Social Studies practices are identified, as well as the key ideas, conceptual understandings, and content specifications.

Common Core State Standards: Rigor

"School leaders across the county are interested in the rigor or academic challenge of instruction and assessment in the classroom. Yet rigor poses a challenge in itself as being difficult to define and measure. For example, what would educators need to do to increase rigor in their curriculum to improve student achievement? Would high-stake tests provide help in determining the rigor experienced by students?"

NYS Social Studies Framework

"New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework (“NYS Framework”) is anchored in the New York State Common Core Standards for Literacy and Writing and New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies. These standards serve as a consistent set of expectations for what students should learn and be able to do, so that we can ensure that every student across New York State is prepared to be an active and engaged citizen who is ready to pursue college or a career."

Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success

Animated introductory segment that tees up vignette series • History of Standards, development • Promise of college-and-career ready students


NYS Social Studies Framework
Source: The State Education Department The University of the State of New York, revised November 2014
Common Core State Standards: Rigor