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Ga. teachers use debates to help students evaluate current events

Social studies teachers at a Georgia school are encouraging students to engage in debates about race and politics in class to -More

Instructional Shifts Investigation

March 31, 2015

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.

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Introductory Overview of C3 for Educators

March 10, 2015

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.

Author: Michelle Herczog

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Dimension 1: Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries

April 15, 2015

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.

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Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources & Using Evidence

April 29, 2015

C3 Literacy Collaborative webinar "Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources & Using Evidence"

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.

TSSP September 2015

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TSSP Newsletter for September 2015
Now online for Members

url: 
http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/tssp

Any organization, in order to survive and achieve success, must have a sound set of beliefs on which it premises all its policies and actions.

Thomas Watson Jr., businessman and philanthropist -More

Annual Conference -- Community Scholar Speakers

Several NCSS communities have invited prominent scholars to speak on issues related to their missions.  -More

Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More

Report: Number of students living in poverty increases

Almost half of public-school students in the U.S.  -More

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