The result of a three year state-led collaborative effort, the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards was developed to serve two audiences - for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners - local school districts, schools, teachers and curriculum writers to strengthen their social studies programs to a) enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines, b) build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens, and c) align academic programs to the Common Core State Standards f --> read more »
The National History Education Clearing House has made available a database of state social studies and history standards, searchable by state and grade.
Curriculum Standards Table of Contents
A Vision of Powerful Teaching and Learning in the Social Studies: Building Social Understanding and Civic Efficacy
A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.
~Martin Luther King Jr.