This site is designed to take a deeper dive into what it means for a student to be college, career and civic ready by exploring the ideas found in the C3 Framework for Social Studies.

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The Inquiry Arc: Preparing Students to Be College, Career and Civic Ready!



Session Description
During this session, Social Studies leaders will take a deeper dive into what it means for a student to be college, career and civic ready by exploring the ideas found in the C3 Framework for Social Studies. Participants will apply the concept of the inquiry arc to various topics in order to experience 21st century social studies instruction from a student perspective and engage in dialogue about best practices.




Session Objectives
  • Understand what it means to be College, Career, and Civic Ready
  • Understand how the Inquiry Arc of the C3 Framework can help to facilitate C3 Readiness
  • Understand why the C3 matters

Guiding Questions

  1. What Does It Mean To Be College, Career, and Civic Ready?
  2. How can the Inquiry Arch of the C3 Framework help to facilitate C3 Readiness?
  3. Why Does the C3 Matter?

Aligned North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards

Standard I - Teachers demonstrate leadership.
Standard II - Teachers establish a respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
Standard III - Teachers know the content that they teach.
Standard IV - Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
Standard V - Teachers reflect on their practice.



AGENDA
We operate under structured flexibility.

9:00-10:00
What does it Mean to be C3 Ready?
10:00-11:00
Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries
11:00-12:00
Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:00-2:00
Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence
2:00-3:00
Communicating Conclusions and Taking Action
3:00-4:00
Implementation and Evaluation


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What Does It Mean To Be C3 Ready?

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Quick Write
  • Use Penzu to record your individual thoughts for Q1
  • Discuss with your table and reach a consensus
  • Report out whole group




The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world” (National Council for the Social Studies [NCSS], 1994).


Implementation: Creating Compelling Questions




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