Dan and Michael interview Kathy Swan about the C3 Framework for Social Studies.
Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources
- The “motherload” of resources focused on Inquiry – C3teachers.org. Hopefully, this website will help you use the standards rather than having them simply be “an elf on the shelf.”
- This link brings you directly to the Inquiry Development Model – which should help teachers create inquiry units.
National Council for the Social Studies. (2013). The college, career, and civic life (C3) framework for social studies state standards: Guidance for enhancing the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history. Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies. Available online http://www.socialstudies.org/c3
- I meant to bring up this book during the podcast as it deals with getting students to ask their own questions. I found that the C3 website also recommends it. So, you should read it! Rothstein, D., & Santana, L. (2011). Make just one change: Teach students to ask their own question Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
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Kathy Swan is a professor in the College of Education at University of Kentucky. You can contact Kathy and check out some of her work via her website.