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College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History

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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. Its objectives are 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 for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies.

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Principles for Learning

Principles for Learning is a joint statement developed by National Council for the Social Studies in cooperation with six other organizations representing 250,000 content-area teachers, administrators, educational technology specialists and other educators. We will use these principles as the foundation of advocacy on behalf of practices and policies that ensure the best education for all learners.

ICT Literacy Maps

In collaboration with NCSS and other content area organizations, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed a series of ICT Literacy Maps illustrating the intersection between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and core academic subjects.

Media Literacy

This position statement focuses on the critical role of media literacy in the social studies curriculum. The statement addresses the following questions. First, why and how has media literacy taken on a significantly more important role in preparing citizens for democratic life? Second, how is media literacy defined, and what are some of its essential concepts? Finally, what is required to teach media literacy and what are some examples of classroom activities?

Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People

The 2015 issue of Notables
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At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui

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