Teaching and Learning History

Common Core and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

  • 1.  Common Core and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

    Posted 08-19-2013 08:22:00 PM

    The new Common Core and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards have received a lot of attention in the media, by teachers' unions and groups, parents, and politicians.  How is your department responding to the new standards?  Have teaching practices changed?  Have collaborations with Schools of Education emerged?  Or, is there growing hostility toward the standards within the History department?



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    Elaine Carey
    St. John's Univ., NY
    Queens NY
    careye@stjohns.edu
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  • 2.  RE:Common Core and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

    Posted 09-09-2013 04:03:00 PM
    Hi Elaine,

    We are lookign forward to the final, final release of the C3 framework.  Its focus on inquiry is something we promote.  Being VA we don't have Common Core to address. 

    The VA state standards for Social Studies have "Skill Standard" for our courses... Standard 1.  They are good, but could use some updating in scope, terms, and bar setting this next round (starting in Jan 2014).  They are here if interested http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/history_socialscience/index.shtml

    Best,
    Craig

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    Craig Perrier
    Fairfax County Public Sch.
    Arlington VA
    craigperrier@hotmail.com
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  • 3.  RE:Common Core and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

    Posted 09-10-2013 08:17:00 PM
    Dear Craig:

    Thank you for the link to the Virginia standards.  I agree that the inquiry based standards will enhance the teaching of history as well as other disciplines.  It offers opportunities for K-12 and higher ed educators by providing guidelines regarding best practices.  

    Below is the link to the NY standards.  Perhaps these will improve with the use of the C3 framework and new test that was administered this past academic year much to the chagrin of many due to lack of materials and preparation. 

    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards/

    Best,
    Elaine
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    Elaine Carey
    St. John's Univ., NY
    Queens NY
    careye@stjohns.edu
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