INTRODUCTION Social Studies Education in the 21st Century: Rationale
In the interconnected world of the 21st century, it is necessary to revise the New York State Social Studies Resource Guide with Core Curriculum to ensure that teaching and learning in Social Studies are rigorous and prepare students to be college and career ready. The 9‐12 Framework for Social Studies allows for:
- Students to develop an understanding of concepts and key ideas driven by case studies, analysis of primary and secondary source documents, and an examination of patterns of events in history.
- Students to be assessed on their understanding of key ideas, as well as conceptual understandings.
- Students to be instructed across the 9‐12 spectrum using a cohesive set of themes, key ideas, and concepts.
- Districts and teachers to have increased decision‐making power about how to teach and illustrate conceptual understandings and key ideas to promote student understanding. There will be multiple pathways to lead students to conceptual understandings.
See attachment below for the complete revised Common Core Social Studies Framework.