C3 Framework Dimensions
Dimension 1: Developing questions and planning inquiries
- Galileo Info Network - Canadian site with inquiry learning examples and good explanations
- Teach Learn Wonder Do: Thinking Historically
- Questioning.org Module Maker - online lessons and examples of effective questions by Jamie McKenzie
- Thesis Builder - fill in the the form to make a thesis by Tom March
- History Labs - Developing overarching questions
- Visual Thesaurus- only the first few are free (but inexpensive tool for web access or on cd)
- VisuWords- Interactive visual thesaurus + concept map
- Concepts and Themes for Social Studies
- Washington State History Lab -Lessons
See Humanities for more on reading and writing.
Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary tools and concepts
Civics: Model United Nations in Japan (Registration opens May 1, 2016)
- Civic and political institutions
- Participation and deliberation: Applying civic virtues and democratic principles
- Processes, rules, and laws
- For additional resources go to our Civics page.
- Economic decision making
- Exchange and markets
- The national economy
- The global economy
- For additional resources go to our Economics page.
- Geographic representations: Spatial views of the world
- Human-environment interaction: Place, regions, and culture
- Human population: Spatial patterns and movements
- Global interconnections: Changing spatial patterns
- For additional resources go to our Geography page.
- Change, continuity, and context
- Historical sources and evidence
- Causation and argumentation
- For additional resources go to our History page.
Dimension Three: Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence
- Evaluation Wizard
- Kathy Schrock's Guide to Critical Evaluation
- SPAT: Site, Publisher, Audience, Timeliness
- Detailed web evaluation questions from Berkeley Library
- Evernote- Create free account and access your notes anywhere
- Google Drive- Create and store Google Docs to access anywhere
- Mindomo.com- free online organizer
- Pew Research Center - Data for many topics
Dimension Four: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action
Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Presentations, and Prezi have become standard presentation programs. Try the following for something new.
- Animoto: This amazingly easy to use program creates professional looking videos quickly. Teachers can get up to 50 student accounts for free. Another good option is Jux.
- Voki: Consider using avatars to read learning targets, spelling words and more. Students can use them for a fun way to give a short report or read a poem.
- Glogster: Create interactive posters. You can even imbed video in them.
- Jing: Create "how-to" videos quickly and easily or make your own annotated screenshots.
- Nearpod: Perfect for the blended classroom or teachers who teach online. Create interactive multimedia online presentations which can be viewed from handheld devices while responses are monitored by the teacher.
- Storybird: Create meaningful visual stories and reports using a storybook format. Images are provided by professional artists. Teachers monitor student work.
- Poster: Pages, Publisher, Web page poster or Glogster
- Timelines: Timetoast, TimeGlider, Gapminder, Preceden, Teach-nology, ReadWriteThink
- Infographics: Venngage, Pictochart, Slide Carnival (Google Slides)