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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.


Kathy Swan
Professor, Social Studies Education, Director of Next Generation Teacher Preparation
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

John Lee
Professor, Middle Grades Social Studies Education
North Carolina state University, Raleigh, NC

S. G. Grant
Professor, Graduate School of Education
Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY