Key History-Social Science Instructional Frameworks
- Adopted by the CDE in 2016, the framework defines and explains the shift toward deeper learning in History-Social Science, summarized by the acronym CLIC, which stands for Content, Literacy, Inquiry and Civics.
- As an updated companion to the 1999 State History Standards, the Framework outlines an overarching instructional philosophy and strategy, as well as grade-level specific teaching approaches and practices tied to the CLIC framework
- The CLIC project and web-site provides a variety of useful resources, by grade-level, to help educators and school administrators successfully implement the California History-Social Science Framework. The website provides resources and webinars for
- Specialized content topics
- Instructional strategies
- Adopted by the CDE in 1999, the History Social Science Standards define grade-level specific student learning expectations and objectives.
- Purpose is, “To help students achieve at high levels, local school officials and teachers are encouraged to take these standards and design the specific curricular and instructional strategies that best deliver the content to their students.”
- The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards was developed in 2013 to enhance the rigor of the social studies disciplines; build critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills to become engaged citizens; and align academic programs to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies. The C3 Framework is designed around 4 dimensions:
- Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries;
- Applying Disciplinary Tools and Concepts;
- Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence
- Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action
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