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The Common Core and the Social Studies


The adoption of the Common Core standards represents a watershed moment in educational history. Never before have so many states committed to so similar a program of reform with such far-reaching implications. That said, very little consideration has been given to developing instructional and assessment materials to follow through on the promises and obligations of the Common Core. This shortage is of particular concern to social studies educators who now find their field as an explicit part of the ELA-CC. In this session, we will discuss an effort to develop a three-part articulation of the ELA-CC for Social Studies in collaboration with CCSSO's Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction (SSACI) collaborative and the Innovation Lab Network.


Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; S. G. Grant, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY; John Lee, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

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