Common Core Resources

Below are PowerPoint summaries of the Common Core Anchor Standards and how they impact the social studies classroom.

CCSS PowerPoint Summaries for Teachers:

Common Core Standards for Social Studies, K-5

Common Core Standards for Social Studies, 6-8

Common Core Standards for Social Studies, 9-12

CCSS Teacher Guide, K-5

CCSS Teacher Guide, 6-8

CCSS Teacher Guide, 9-12

Resources Related to the K-8 NYS Common Core Social Studies Framework Draft:

CCSS K-8 Framework Summary – This one page summary for teachers is related to the NYS K-8 Common Core Social Studies Framework Draft

CCSS K-8 Framework Teacher Guide – A presentation of the K-8 Framework Summary in PowerPoint form.

NYS K-8 Framework – Entire Draft Document from NYS

NYS Common Core Aligned Curriculum Map Overviews (Drafts) For Elementary Levels:

Grade 3 NYS Common Core Aligned Curriculum Map

Grade 4 NYS Common Core Aligned Curriculum Map

Grade 5 NYS Common Core Aligned Curriculum Map

CCSS Text Complexity Information – Documents and Examples:

CCSS Appendix A – Text Complexity Document

CCSS Appendix B – Text Complexity Exemplars and Samples

Examples of Appropriate Level Texts for Ninth Grade

Examples of Appropriate Level Texts for Tenth Grade

Common Core Standards and Close Reads in Social Studies:

Elementary “Close Read” Lesson: The Great Fire by Jim Murphy – Grade 6

High School “Close Read” Lesson: The Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln

Video Resources:

Three Ways to Frame Your Thinking About the Common Core Standards – A video that breaks down the Common Core Standards into three ways of thinking.  The video is a presentation by Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 Teacher of the Year.  She discusses the overall patterns of the CCSS, and she identifies different shifts for teaching and learning.

Teaching Channel at YouTube has three great summary videos on Common Core for elementary, middle and high school.

Common Core at the Elementary Level – Video

Common Core at the Middle School Level – Video

Common Core at the High School Level – Video

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