C3 Framework Dimensions

Copyright Sarah Murray

Copyright Sarah Murray

Dimension 1: Developing questions and planning inquiries

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.

The Council for Economic Education Budget Simulation

  • Economic decision making
  • Exchange and markets
  • The national economy
  • The global economy
  • For additional resources go to our Economics page.

270 to Win Interactive Electoral Maps

  • 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.

Beyond the Bubble

  • Change, continuity, and context
  • Perspectives
  • Historical sources and evidence
  • Causation and argumentation
  • For additional resources go to our History page.

Dimension Three: Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence


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: TimetoastTimeGliderGapminderPrecedenTeach-nologyReadWriteThink
  • Infographics: Venngage, Pictochart, Slide Carnival (Google Slides)