Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

College, Career, and Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards ELEMENTARY Adapted from

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "College, Career, and Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards ELEMENTARY Adapted from"— Presentation transcript:

1 College, Career, and Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards
ELEMENTARY Adapted from

2 Rationale for the C3 Framework
Marginalization of the Social Studies Motivation of Students The Future of Our Democracy

3 A Sputnik Moment for the Social Studies
In January 2010, National Council for the Social Studies convened 15 national organizations in civics, economics, and history, to have a conversation about common state standards for social studies.

4 Write your definition of social studies.
What is Social Studies? Write your definition of social studies.

5 Social Studies Defined
The social studies is an interdisciplinary exploration of the social sciences and humanities, including civics, history, economics, and geography, in order to develop responsible, informed, and engaged citizens and to foster civic, global, historical, geographic, and economic literacy.

6 Background: A Three Year State-led Effort
Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction (SSACI) Collaborative at CCSSO 23 states Los Angeles County Office of Education University of Delaware 15 Professional Organizations 17 Writers 50 Teachers 10 Editors 4 Graphic Designers 27 Curricular and Cultural Organizations Over 3000 respondents

7 Vision Document What would you say are the objectives of the new Social Studies framework?

8 What are the Objectives of C3?
a) enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens align academic programs to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies.

9 What is the ultimate goal?
For students to study civics, economics, geography, and history to become active and engaged citizens in the 21st century.

10 Principles of the C3 Framework
Prepares the nation’s young people for college, careers, and civic life; Inquiry is at the heart of the social studies Formed by core* disciplines of civics, economics, geography, and history; *Appendices for Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology (9-12)

11 Principles of the C3 Framework
Composed of deep and enduring understandings, concepts, and skills from the disciplines.  Emphasizes skills and practices as preparation for democratic decision- making. Shares in the responsibilities for literacy instruction in K-12 education.

12 C3 Foundations Inquiry Arc Disciplinary Literacy Civic Life

13 THE INQUIRY ARC Dimension Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries Dimension Applying Disciplinary Tools and Concepts (Civics, Economics, Geography, and History) Dimension Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence Dimension Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action

Literacies derived from the Common Core State Standards in English language Arts/Literacy form an essential thread required by the actual demands of college, work, and civic life. Disciplinary Literacy is the use of discipline-specific practices to access, apply, and communicate content knowledge. CLICK

15 How Does a Historian Read?
What reading behaviors and habits are needed to “read” this document? How does that relate to: Inquiry? Disciplinary Literacy? Civic Engagement?

16 How Does a Geographer Read?
What reading behaviors and habits are needed to “read” this document? How does that relate to: Inquiry? Disciplinary literacy? Civic Engagement?

17 How Does a Political Scientist Read?
What reading behaviors and habits are needed to “read” this document? How does that relate to: Inquiry? Disciplinary literacy? Civic Engagement?

18 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Active and responsible citizens are able to identify and analyze public problems, deliberate with other people about how to define and address issues, take constructive action together, reflect on their actions, create and sustain groups, and influence institutions both large and small. They vote, serve on juries when called, follow the news and current events, and participate in voluntary groups and efforts. 

19 Instructional Shifts for Social Studies
Craft Questions That Matter Establish a collaborative context to support student inquiry. Integrate content and skills meaningfully. Articulate disciplinary literacy practices and outcomes. Provide tangible opportunities for taking informed action.

20 Compelling and Supporting Questions
Compelling questions focus on real social problems, issues, and curiosities about how the world works Intellectually meaty Kid friendly Examples: Was the American Revolution revolutionary? Was the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s a success? Why do we need rules?

21 Compelling and Supporting Questions
Supporting questions scaffold students’ investigations into the ideas and issues behind a compelling question. Examples: What were the regulations imposed on the colonists under the Townshend Acts? What legislation was enacted as a result of the Civil Rights Movement? What are some rules that families follow?

22 Reflect and discuss… How does questioning by teachers and questioning by students prepare students for college, career, and civic life?

23 Reflect and discuss… Why do you think it was important for the writers of the C3 Framework to make strong connections to the Common Core State Standards? What are some concerns with making those connections?

24 Activity Reflecting on the Shifts for Social Studies
Inquiry is at the center. Disciplinary integrity and interdisciplinary connections matter. Informed action and application of knowledge is clear and present. The Inquiry Arc represents an instructional arc – a frame for teaching and learning. What Does This Look Like In the Classroom? Adapted from

25 Enduring Understandings
Grade/Course 3-5 Unit African American History/Civic Heroes Lesson Title Sweet Land of Liberty Essential Question Can the actions of individuals bring about social and political change? Enduring Understandings The beliefs and ideals of a society influence the social, political, and economic decisions of that society. State Standards Grade 3 1.A.2 Explain how certain practices are connected with the democratic principles (skills, attitudes, and dispositions) of being a citizen a. Identify and explain democratic principles, such as individual rights and responsibilities, patriotism, common good, justice and equality 1.B.2 Analyze the role of individual and group participation in creating a supportive community a. Explain the decision making process used to accomplish a community goal or solve a community problem c. Describe the actions of people who have made a positive difference in their community, such as community and civic leaders and organizations 5.A.1 Examine differences between past and present time b. Explain the relationship among events in a variety of timelines 6.D.1 Identify primary and secondary sources of information that relate to the topic/situation/problem being studied Gather and read appropriate print sources, such as textbooks, government documents, timelines, trade books, and web sites C3 Grades 3-5 D2.Civ Explain how rules and laws change society and how people change rules and laws D2.His Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today. D Use evidence to develop claims in response to compelling questions Common Core Standards CC.3.R.I.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic CC.4.R.I.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably CC.5.R.I.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably Connections Political Science, African American History, Civic Dispositions Students Outcomes Students will read excerpts from primary and secondary source documents to gather information about Marian Anderson’s concert delivered at the Lincoln Memorial and the role of citizens in making social and political change. Summative Assessment Students will identify one person who has created social and/or political change and write a brief description of that person and their accomplishments for a Good Citizen Hall of Fame display. Responses can be displayed on a real or virtual bulletin board. Materials Recording of Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial Eleanor Roosevelt Letter (primary source) Oral History of Oscar Chapman Eleanor Roosevelt “My Day” Column Reading Oral History Worksheet Venn Diagram A Marble House Divided Article Civic Dispositions Worksheet Eleanor Roosevelt Article Biographical Sketch Planning Template Transcript of Eleanor Roosevelt Letter Chalk or White Board, Chart Paper, Markers Vocabulary Tier 2 – (academic language) – distinguished, personality, contralto, resignation Tier 3 – (content language) - Assistant Secretary to the Interior, Daughters of the American Revolution, intolerance, racism, discrimination, segregation Prior Knowledge Students should have some understanding or awareness of the civil rights struggle. The event highlighted in this lesson took place prior to the Civil Rights Era but is considered by many to be a precursor to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s

26 Where Can I Learn More? for-Social-Studies.pdf

27 How can we can make a difference in social studies instruction and students’ knowledge and skills?


29 Let’s Talk About It!

Download ppt "College, Career, and Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards ELEMENTARY Adapted from"

Similar presentations

Ads by Google