This investigation is designed to focus on the guiding principles of the C3 Framework to determine if the instructional pedagogy of the C3 Framework represents an instructional shift in classroom practice. Other investigations will provide a more in-depth look at the Four Dimensions and provide ample time for viewers to study and apply the work in classrooms.
This investigation presents an introductory overview of the background, goals, and design of the C3 Framework (4 Dimensions), how/why it can be used to meet the Common Core State Standards, and where to go to find resources. Spend time reading the C3 Framework to become familiar with it, listening to the architects of the document, and reflecting on how the C3 Framework can impact the teaching of social studies.
The purpose of this investigation is to describe the criteria for developing compelling and supporting questions to spark inquiry at elementary, middle, and high school levels. Examples of compelling and supporting questions will be provided. Teachers will be invited to develop compelling and supporting questions for existing or new lessons. C3 Framework lesson templates will be introduced to guide teachers through the process of adapting existing lessons or developing new lessons.
The purpose of this investigation is to describe how teachers can guide students to gather and evaluate various sources of information – how to “source” documents, analyze information, examine multiple perspectives, and formulate a conclusion. Provide examples and show video clips of this practice. Allow teachers to “practice” sourcing and evaluating documents to find evidence to support claims. [...]