The goal of the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning is to provide rigorous, high-quality curricula and instructional materials to New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) teachers and students.
The materials listed below that are part of the Core Curriculum Program are designated (CC). These materials have been identified by the NYCDOE because they are aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and other New York State standards. However, New York City principals can decide which instructional materials and programs to adapt for use in their schools to best meet their students’ needs.
Currently the Core Curriculum Program includes materials for grades K-12 in English Language Arts and grades K-8 in Mathematics. Other resources were developed by NYCDOE and are available to all schools.
English Language Arts/Literacy
AIS Resources for DOE Educators
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The cultural guides Learning About Eid al-Fitr & Eid al-Adha, Learning About Diwali and Learning About Lunar New Year, are resources to help educators teach our students about the rich diversity of cultures in New York City. Because we learn and work and build relationships with many different people, it helps to have perspective and understanding of different cultures.
When children learn about other cultures, it helps them understand the world. They begin to understand how other people live, their traditions and values, religions and languages. They learn to appreciate the differences and similarities in how we and others live.
Time spent understanding and appreciating differences benefits everyone. It is equally important to stress the many things we have in common. Research shows that when students' cultures are understood and appreciated by teachers, they do better in school. They feel more accepted and a part of the school community.
The lesson ideas included in the guides offer recommendations and suggestions for teaching. Teachers can use the resources to facilitate inclusive learning experiences that respect diverse perspectives and people. As with any resource, teachers should consider the needs of their students and community and feel free to adapt and add to the existing resources.
The New York State Education Department Common Core Curriculum Resources
In order to assist schools and districts in New York State with the implementation of the Common Core, NYSED has provided curricular modules and units in Grades Pk-12 ELA and math that schools can download.