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Why Vote? 5th Graders Take Informed Action

What does the C3 Framework look like in a fifth grade classroom? This five-minute video produced by Social Studies School Service provides a snapshot of high quality C3 social studies instruction designed to prepare students for active and engaged citizenship.

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Rock the Vote Democracy Class

Rock the Vote's Democracy Class is a one-period, civics education lesson plan that teaches high school students about the importance of voting, the history behind it, and registers them to vote. The program uses popular culture, video, a mock election, and classroom discussion to excite students about participating in our democracy and enable them to recognize the power that comes with voting.

Educators can download the materials needed to teach Democracy Class for free from http://rtvote.com/i7TIcv

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Rock the Vote Democracy Class

Rock the Vote's Democracy Class is a one-period, civics education lesson plan that teaches high school students about the importance of voting, the history behind it, and registers them to vote. The program uses popular culture, video, a mock election, and classroom discussion to excite students about participating in our democracy and enable them to recognize the power that comes with voting.

Educators can download the materials needed to teach Democracy Class for free from http://rtvote.com/i7TIcv

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Notable Tradebooks for Young People

notable2007cover.jpgNow available for everyone: back issues of the "Notables List." This year's list is a members-only benefit, but several past issues can be downloaded free as PDFs. The Notable Trade Books for Young People list is published each year as an insert to the May/June issue of Social Education.

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Notable Tradebooks for Young People

notable2007cover.jpgNow available for everyone: back issues of the "Notables List." This year's list is a members-only benefit, but several past issues can be downloaded free as PDFs. The Notable Trade Books for Young People list is published each year as an insert to the May/June issue of Social Education.

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Literacy Coaching

In response to the need to support adolescents as they acquire and use literacy in and out of school, many districts in the United States are hiring "literacy coaches" to lead school-based professional development of subject area teachers in middle and high schools.

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Literacy Coaching

In response to the need to support adolescents as they acquire and use literacy in and out of school, many districts in the United States are hiring "literacy coaches" to lead school-based professional development of subject area teachers in middle and high schools.

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Developing State and Local Social Studies Standards

A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies Approved 2014

Develop Your Own C3 Lessons

July 15, 2015 - 6:30pm

Describe how Social Studies and English Language Arts Methods Instructors at Schools of Education can utilize the C3 Framework as a vehicle for training teacher education students how to use the C3 Framework to meet the Common Core State Standards through the social studies curriculum.

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Michelle M. Herczog
NCSS President, 2014 - 2015
Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles, CA

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The C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Implications for History Education

The goal of social studies education is to develop responsible, informed, and engaged citizens to foster civic, global, historical, geographic, and economic literacy. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, released by the National Council for the Social Studies in 2013 was purposefully designed to meet this goal by providing guidance to states and local school districts to enhance the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history.

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