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Designing Your Own C3 Inquiry: Lessons from the C3LC Project

The C3LC project produced a range of classroom resources, but the power of the project lies in the collaborative processes that teacher teams used to build and test them.

The Closing of the West: A C3 Lesson

In this unit, students examine the reasons various groups traveled westward during the second half of the nineteenth century.
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Who, What, Where, How and Now? The C3 Framework and the C3 Literacy Collaborative

The author describes the contribution of the C3 Literacy Collaborative (C3LC) to the strengthening of social studies teaching and learning.

Equal Justice for Juveniles? In re Gault After a Half Century

Studying the Supreme Court decision that established the right of minors to have attorneys in juvenile court is an excellent way to engage students in the study of the Sixth Amendment.

From Past to Present: Taking Informed Action

Students will have a greater understanding of distant historical events when they connect them to current issues.

Where in the World … Does All This Stuff Come From? Geographic Inquiry into Global Trade Patterns

Drawing students' attention to the goods they use that come from other countries can be the starting point for authentic geographic inquiries into global trade patterns.

Initiating C3 Inquiry: Using Texts and Curiosity to Inspire Readers

By implementing a few key strategies for incorporating informational texts in the classroom, teachers can make content, texts, and inquiry visually and cognitively accessible to all students.

Lesson Plans Designed for and Inspired by the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards

These recommended websites offer lessons and resources for incorporating inquiry into the social studies and teaching with the C3 Framework.

Teachers at the Center: Recent Efforts to Strengthen the Civic Mission of Schools in Illinois

Not only are social studies teachers preparing their students for college, career, and civic life, they are taking the lead in making sure these outcomes are universal for all youth.

Inviting Students to Consider the Purpose of Presidential Proclamations

Students can learn a lot about specific U.S. presidents and their presidencies by researching presidential proclamations, such as the one that created Thanksgiving Day or the pardoning of Nixon.


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