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Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action

We have asked our compelling question, applied disciplinary content, and evaluated our sources.  It is time to communicate conclusions and take informed action. This investigation is designed to explore Dimension Four of the C3 Framework and provide a rational and examples of how Dimension Four creates a richer social studies experience. 


  • Overview the C3 Framework and the Inquiry Arc. 
  • Provide a rationale, goal and purpose of Dimension Four.
  • Provide examples of what Dimension Four looks like in the classroom.



Damon Huss
Senior Editor and Curriculum Specialist, Constitutional Rights Foundation

Keith Mataya
Senior Program Director, Constitutional Rights Foundation

Keri Doggett
Program Manager, Constitutional Rights Foundation

Special Guest: Marshall Croddy
President, Constitutional Rights Foundation and
Member of the Task Force of Professional Organizations for the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards


Grade K-12 teachers and school administrators
Part a) Grades K-5
Part b) Grades 6-8



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