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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.

This webcast produced by the Los Angeles County Office of Education features a lively discussion about the instructional pedagogy of the C3 Framework and how it impacts the teaching of history in the social studies classroom. It is hosted by Michelle Herczog, NCSS President, 2014-15 and features panelists Fritz Fischer, Professor of History and Director of History Education at the University of Northern Colorado and Past Chair, National Council for History Education, and Chauncey Monte-Sano, Associate Professor, School of Education at the University of Michigan.