The NYS Social Studies core curriculum is a guide for NYS social studies teachers that the New York State Board of Education demands are taught. The New York State Core Curriculum includes every grade level from k-12. It contains a nice spiral curriculum, adding knowledge to knowledge. With each piece of content is the theme, related standards and connections that can be made. The following is the site to find the New York State Core Curriculum: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sscore1.pdf
A good site that will help NYS social studies teachers plan for differentiated instruction lesson plans is my site http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico. I base my lessons and PowerPoints off of the NYS social studies standards and core curriculum. Check it out!
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