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The family page of the Common Core Library offers information and resources on the new standards and how they will impact your child. The National PTA also holds more information on the Common Core.Parents often ask how they can help their children become excited about social studies. New York City has always played an important role in the history of our country. As a result, the city is a “living history museum” that provides opportunities for rich connections between the past and the present. Museums, historical societies, cultural institutions and libraries offer programs for children and for families. Families can also explore the diverse communities and local history of the city through walking tours, boat tours, and the study of local maps. The National Council for the Social Studies provides yearly lists of outstanding fiction and nonfiction books for children that can be shared by families through literacy activities such as read-alouds, shared reading, and book discussions.Follow these links for websites that provide parent resources on topics including community service, reading, educational games, technology, and more: