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Resources for Using the C3 Framework

Resources from the C3 Literacy Collaborative

 

The College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards re-envisions the purpose and instructional practices of social studies education in the states. Through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Council for the Social Studies, in partnership with the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE), developed these free professional learning tools, and resources to help school teachers from across the nation use the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards.

 

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The C3 Framework and the National Social Studies Standards

NCSS published the national curriculum standards for social studies in 2010. "The Links between the C3 Framework and the NCSS National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies" by Michelle Herczog describes the ways in which the C3 Framework corresponds with the national standards and identifies the distinctive contribution made by the C3 Framework.

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The Links between the C3 Framework and the NCSS National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

Like the NCSS national standards, which outline content and concepts for teachers and curriculum developers, the C3 Framework delineates pedagogical approaches and guides states in upgrading their social studies standards. Social Education November/December 2013 Read More

Can Assessment Improve Learning? Thoughts on the C3 Framework

The C3 Framework shifts the conversation away from tests and towards assessments that allow students to show how well they understood what they have learned. Social Education November/December 2013 Read More

The Development of the C3 Framework

The C3 Framework can revamp state social studies standards that have been stuck in an outdated model. Social Education September 2013 Read More

The Importance of the C3 Framework

The C3 Framework anchors social studies in the process of inquiry while ensuring that social studies classrooms provide an emphasis on civic action. Social Education September 2013 Read More