C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards

The C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards was published in 2013.  They were developed for states to upgrade their state social studies standards and for practitioners — local school districts, schools, teachers and curriculum writers — to strengthen their social studies programs.  Several states — including Illinois — have adopted the Framework to use as a basis for revising their social studies.

There are a number of sites that offer quality resources for supporting teachers in using the Framework for social studies instruction:

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