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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.

Bridging Reading and Writing through C3 Inquiry

The right combination of primary and secondary sources will create an inquiry bridge between disciplinary reading and analytical writing

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Thermometers to Thermostats: Designing and Assessing Informed Action

Young people care deeply about the issues that affect their community, and taking informed action enables them to apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they have practiced in class.

Is Migration a Human Right?

In our rapidly changing world, engage your students in civic learning and cultural inquiry by framing the study of migration through the lens of human rights and global competencies.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen (StoryCorps)

Make Thanksgiving a meaningful celebration by inviting your students to participate in this nationwide oral history project, which is supported by NPR and StoryCorps at the Library of Congress, where interviews can be posted.
NCSS members can help us create a collection of 2016 NCSS living-memory narratives by reminding their students to tag their Great Thanksgiving Listen recordings with the keyword "NCSS."


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