High School Lesson (article PDF)
from Social Education
Free article: “Confucianism on the Comeback”
Middle Level Lesson (whole-issue PDF)
from Middle Level Learning “Leaders of Recent Nonviolent Revolutions (Corazon Aquino, etc.)”
On Monday, December 19, 2016, the members of the Electoral College in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia met to cast their votes for President and Vice President. Here are some resources to help introduce and discuss the Electoral College in class.
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Chase the Race
Student led interviews and other activities to get your students ready to participate.
National Student/Parent Mock Election
National student voting begins on October 24 and culminates on November 3
Project Look Sharp
A media literacy initiative of Ithaca College that develops and provides lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for critical thinking.
Teaching for Democracy Alliance
Resources to help you define your student engagement strategy
We the Voters
A collection of 20 free, short films (documentary, narrative, and animation) that focus on nonpartisan issues related to voting, democracy, elections, and U.S. governance.
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.
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.
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.