ACS uses the C3 Framework to develop its Social Studies units.
THE PRIMARY PURPOSE of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards is to provide guidance to states on the concepts, skills, and disciplinary tools necessary to prepare students for college, career, and civic life. In doing so, the C3 Framework offers guidance and support for rigorous student learning. That guidance and support takes form in an Inquiry Arc—a set of interlocking and mutually reinforcing ideas that feature the four Dimensions of informed inquiry in social studies:
Developing questions and planning inquiries;
Applying disciplinary concepts and tools;
Evaluating sources and using evidence; and
Communicating conclusions and taking informed action.
For further information regarding each of the dimensions and how the C3 Framework complements the Common Core Standards, please click here.