Teaching Economics with College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) is a framework for social studies state standards. It is designed to prepare students for the challenges of college and career as well as for civic life. Representatives from state education agencies and leading organizations in social studies and its individual disciplines collaborated to develop this framework. The C3 Framework focuses on inquire skills and key concepts to guide the selection of curricular content required for a rigorous social studies program. It includes descriptions of the structures, tools and ways of thinking related to the disciplines in social studies. The C3 Framework provides guidance for upgrading existing social studies standards to include "the application of knowledge within the disciplines of civics, economics, geography, and history as students develop questions and plan inquiries; apply disciplinary concepts and tools; evaluate and use evidence; and communicate conclusions and take informed action."

How Are Productivity and Standards of Living Impacted by Technology? (pdf)
This appears as chapter 5 in: NCSS Bulletin 114—Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Exploring Inquiry-Based Introduction in the Social Studies
Edited by Kathy Swan & John Lee with Rebecca Mueller & Stephen Day
For more information, see www.socialstudies.org/publications

Why Do We Call It The "Great" Depression? (pdf)
This appears as chapter 10 in: NCSS Bulletin 114—Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Exploring Inquiry-Based Introduction in the Social Studies
Edited by Kathy Swan & John Lee with Rebecca Mueller & Stephen Day
For more information, see www.socialstudies.org/publications

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Audience:   Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Language:   English
Subjects:   History, Civics/Government, Economics
Resource Types:   Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework, STEM
Concepts:   Great Depression, Productivity
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