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The goal of social studies education is to develop responsible, informed, and engaged citizens to foster civic, global, historical, geographic, and economic literacy. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, released by the National Council for the Social Studies in 2013 was purposefully designed to meet this goal by providing guidance to states and local school districts to enhance the rigor of K-12 civics, economics, geography, and history.

This webcast features a lively discussion about the instructional pedagogy of the C3 Framework and how it impacts the teaching of geography in the social studies classroom.

Viewers are invited to use all or any part of this webcast for students or professional development. More resources to support implementation of the C3 Framework can be found at socialstudies.org/c3.

Host:

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D., Consultant III, History-Social Science, Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services, Los Angeles County Office of Education

Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu

Panelists:

·      Tom Herman, Director of the California Geography Alliance

·      Emily Schell, Executive Director of the California International Studies Project 

Guest Speakers:

·      Sarah Bednarz, Professor of Geography at Texas A&M University, current President of the American Association of Geographers

·      Stephanie Buttell-Maxin, Teacher, Kimball Elementary, National School District

·      Sylvia McBride, Teacher, Castlepark High School, Sweetwater Union High School District

Table of Contents 

Chapter One:
Welcome and Overview of the C3 Framework

Time Codes: 00:00 – 13:08

Dr. Herczog provides a brief overview of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards that includes

·    •  Rationale, purpose, and goals of the C3 Framework

·    •  Principles of the C3 Framework and the Inquiry Arc

·    •  The Instructional Shifts for Social Studies

Chapter Two:
Geography and the C3 Framework

Time Codes: 13:09 – 30:00

Sarah Bednarz, Professor of Geography at Texas A&M University and current President of the American Association of Geographers discusses the significance of the C3 Framework and how it advances high quality geography education in schools. She also discusses a powerful resource, “The Road Map for 21st Century Geography Education.”

Chapter Three:
What is High Quality Geography Education?

Time Codes: 30:00 – 34:19

Dr. Herman and Dr. Schell describe the elements of high quality geography education. Classroom vignettes from elementary and high school classrooms with commentary from teachers provide lively discussion and inspiring instructional practices.

Chapter Four: 
Resources from the California Geographic Alliance

Time Codes: 34:20 – 52:36

Dr. Herman and Dr. Schell share a number of valuable resources, professional development opportunities and events to enliven geography education in schools today.

Chapter Five:
Concluding Comments

Time Codes: 54:35 – 56:24



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