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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

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What Every School Administrator Should Know About the C3 Framework

Explore resources and suggestions for guiding educators through various implementation phases of the C3 Framework. "Observational protocols" for site administrators to use when observing classroom practices are shared.

Using the C3 Framework to Inform State Policies and Practices

This recorded webinar describes how state departments of education can utilize the C3 framework to create new state social studies frameworks, update social studies standards, support existing social studies standards and, most importantly, improve classroom instruction. The presenters will describe how adopting and/or supporting the use of the C3 Framework can support and strengthen overall social studies education, improve civic learning, and enhance the integration of literacy standards.

What Every Methods Teacher Should Know about the C3 Framework

An introduction to the Inquiry Design Model™ (IDM), a distinctive approach to creating curriculum and instructional materials that honors teachers’ knowledge and expertise, avoids over-prescription, and focuses on the main elements of the instructional design process as envisioned in the Inquiry Arc of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies Standards.

Lead the Way! Tips and Tools to Introduce, Plan, and Implement the C3 Framework at your School Site/District

In this recorded webinar, participants explore resources and suggestions for guiding educators through various implementation phases of the C3 Framework.

Develop Your Own C3 Lessons

Presented by Michelle Herczog, this recorded webinar describes 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.

June 8, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
During this webinar, participants will learn the art of crafting resolutions – the process, timelines, and much more.  Participants will also be encouraged to share the challenges they face in writing resolutions. The webinar will also include a lively conversation on how Councils might institutionalize a process that leads to resolution writing, starting with gathering input from the grassroots level.

Developing State and Local Social Studies Standards

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

Programs and Projects Endorsed by NCSS

###"A Path Appears" Curricula Collection


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