Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Inquiry in Social Studies State Standards
Ensuring all students are college and career ready will mean that that states take time to update and upgrade all of their content standards. Simply focusing on the subjects in the Common Core State Standards-English language arts and mathematics-will not enable us to meet this promise to all students. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Inquiry in Social Studies State Standards, currently under development by the National Council on Social Studies (NCSS), will ultimately focus on the disciplinary and multidisciplinary concepts and practices that make up the process of investigation, analysis, and explanation which will be informative to states interested in upgrading their social studies standards.
Work on the C3 Framework began in 2010. Members of CCSSO's Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI) collaborative provided feedback and guidance to this process. For more information about the progress of the Vision for the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Inquiry in Social Studies State Standards, contact Susan Griffin at NCSS (firstname.lastname@example.org).