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Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools

This dimension of the C3 Framework does not focus on specific content that students should learn in each of these disciplines. Rather, this dimension outlines the broad concepts and tools that students need to understand the specific content found in their state curriculum standards.  As with the rest of the C3 Framework, Dimension 2 is focused on moving beyond knowledge of dates, facts, formulas, and places on a map. Instead, the goal of the disciplinary concepts and tools outlined in this dimension is to engage students in critical inquiry within their respective disciplines.

In this webinar, you will hear content experts Peter Levine (civics), Phillip VanFossen (economics), James Hauf (geography), and Elaine Carey (history) discuss what disciplinary inquiry looks like in their respective disciplines.


Panel Moderator

Wayne Journell
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC



Peter Levine
Tufts University, Medford, MA

James Hauf
Berkeley Middle School, Berkeley, MO

Elaine Carey
St. John's University in Queens, NY

Phillip VanFossen
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN



Grade K-12 teachers and school administrators





To explore the topics of this web seminar in greater depth, “follow” the C3 Literacy Collaborative on the Literacy in Learning Exchange to access the Investigation module associated with this and other C3LC webinars.


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